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N the return to his home city for the 
preparation of the drawings and 
sketches for "WHO'S WHO IN 
RALEIGH," the author has known pleasure 
and pain — pleasure, because of the realization 
of an early desire to try his hand on the like- 
nesses of the men whose faces were the first the 
artist knew, and because of the compliment each 
of them has paid to him by their moral and 
financial support in making this work a success; 
pain, because this will be the author's farewell 
cartooning to the city of his childhood and the 
people who first lent encouragement and confi- 

The efifort has been to reflect the person- 
ality of the men ' 'off guard. ' ' Whether success 
has been realized is left to you. 


New York City. 


WiiKx Qvv.F.^ Elizabeth, surrounded by her courtiers, was lialted 
bv a mud jmddle in Ikt )iath Sir Walter Raleigh realized tiie emergency. 
He didn't go into any leughty discussiou as to whetiicr the queen should 
take another jiath or wait until the puddle had dried. Instead he took 
off his coat, spread it over the mud, and thereby became a great favorite 
with her majesty and a much talked of personage for centuries after. 
That sjiirit of "take oft' your coat and do it now," first evinced by Sir 
Waller Rah'ifih, was handed down wilii the name to the Capital City 
of North Carolina. Xot only iiave her sons displayed the same chival- 
rous instinct tliat marked the beginning of the rise to fame of Sir Walter 
Raleigh, hut they h;ae also literally taken oft their coats and tackled 
])robleins, large and small, with resourcefulness ty])ieal of the name. 

The city of Raleigh dates its history back to the year 1792 when a 
l)oard of commissioners, ap]iointed by tlie Legislature of North f^irolina. 

purc'liased a tluiusaiid acres, at what was then called Wake Court-house, 
for the location of a State capital. The plan of the city was adopted in 
tlie same year. In 1857 the corporate limits were extended a quarter of 
a mile in each direction. Later extensions have given the city an area nf 
four square miles. 

Raleigh is the ediU'ational center of Xoi-tli Carolina, and is surpassed 
by few cities in the counti'v in educational interests, there being twentv- 
eight institutions of learning located here. Among the most |)rominent 
are the North Carolina Agricultural and Mechanical College, St. Mary's 
College, Peace Institute, and Meredith College, the last three, schools 
for girls. 

In addition to the State Capitol the city is graced hy the State 
Building, recently erected ; the State Agricultural Department and State 
Museum, the Governor's Mansion, the Xorth Carolina Confederate 
Soldiers' Home, the North Carolina Experiment Station, and the State 
Fair Grounds. Here also are located the State Hospital, State Peniten- 
tiary, State School for the white blind and the State School for the 
negro deaf mutes and Mind. 

Ealeigh, which can he reached by four railroads, has five first-class 
iiotels, two ]:)ublic libra I'ies, a scoi-e of churches and foni'teeu niiles of 
street railway lines. Prominent anunig her public buildings are the 
City Auditorium, the Federal Building, and the Wake County Court- 
house Building, buili (ui the site where stood the court-house of a 
hundred years ago. 

Wide awake, liustling and progressive, Kaleigh's advance has been 
steady in coniniei'cial as well as dther lines of progress. There are 
located iiere thi'ee cotton mills, a fertilizer woi-ks, hosiery mills, an iron 
works, now engaged in making aniniunition for the Uniteii States 
(Jovernment, and nniny lesser industries. Surrounded by a rich farming 
district, the chief crops of which are cotton and tobacco, the citv is 
nevei-theless not wholly ile|iendent upon farming interests. Her eighl 
liaiiking institutions have an average of a millinu dollars cacli in de- 

Thei'e are never any strangers in Kaleigh. When I he wayfarer enters 
her gales he is at once matle to feel that he is among friends whose aim 
it is to sho« that there is no other lown quite so good as a |)lace of 
business or I'esidence. And one is not hei'e long before he is ready to 
agree with them. Every citizen is a booster and all pull together in 
working for I he city's slonnu, "A Biggei', Husici-, liellcr lialeii;h." 



Jamk.s 1. JoHNsox brouglit to the Dfhci' of mayor uf the city of Raleigh 
the same eharapteristics that liad distinguished him in commercial life, 
lioiiesty and U])rightness. Xever forgelful of that ])oliey, he has coupled 
with it understanding and apjireeiation of tlie manifold duties of Mayor 
and City Commissioner and has ])r('sidod over the destinies of Raleigh for 
nine years in a manner that has hrouglit lionor to th(> city :in<l untold 
credit to his administration. 

James Tredell Johnson was born in lialeigh, November t, lSo-1. His 
father was Charles Earle Jolmson and his mother, Miss Frances Lenox 
Iredell. After attending tlie jiublic scliools and Lovejoy Academy, Mr. 
Johnson became identified with the drug business. In 1885 he engaged 
in business on his own account in the Woodward building, at which 
location he remained until 1903, when lie retired in order to give his 
entire time to Iiis official duties. During his career as a druggist, Mr. 
Johnson prepared the formula for Anticephalalgijie, a remedy for head- 
ache and neuralgia, which he manufactured and distributed on a large 

The Mayor first enlered politics in 1!I0;] when he was elected aldernuin. 
In 1905 he was clioser. ilayor and was re-elected in 1907 and 1909. He 
held no public office from 1911 to ]9i;i, but in the latter year, which saw 
the birth of the commission form of government in Raleigh, he was again 
chosen as the city's chief executive and was re-elected in 1915. As 
Mayor he is Commissioner of Public Accounts and Finance and is also 
ex-officio Chairnum of the Raleigh Township School Board. 

In February 1885, Mr. Johnson w^as married to Miss Rebecca Mur- 
ray. They liave three sons and one daughter. Mr. Jolmson is a mem- 
ber of the Ejiiscopal Church, the Country Club, the Renevolent Protec- 
tive Order of Elks and the J. O. F. A. M. He is greatly interested in 
all outdoor sjjorts, especially baseball, football and liunting. To the 
latter he was, until a few years ago, passionately devoted and had a 
statewide reputation as a A^imrod. 

The seven years of Mayor Johnson's administration from 1905 until 
1909 and from 1913 to the present time have been the most prosperous 
in the history of Raleigh. The re|)aviiig of the principal streets, which 
has been accomplished during his tenure of office; the sale of the old 
Market House property, the erection of a new and thoroughly up-to-date 
market; the construction of two new modern fire-proof office buildings: 
the erection of a new Court-house; and the remodeling of the Post 
Office and Federal building are only a few ste])s in the (inward march of 
this city's )irogi-ess during liis administration. 



Apostle of Nimrod — devotee of his work for the public 



TiiK YEAK IS61, which saw the break in rehitioiisihi)) hctweeii tlic 
States of the Xorth and those of the South, plunging tiie two sections 
into a struggle that is now history, also saw the birth of a child, who a 
quarter of a century later was to invade the southland on an entirely 
diifereut mission. In the years between the advent of Joseph Redington 
Chaniberliiin into this "vale of tears" at Kanona, New York, Septem- 
ber 22, 1861, and his apijoarance in Raleigh, the conflict of '61 to '65 
had all but been forgotten and his arrival here was as welcome as the 
resistance to the northern troojjs was bitter. 

Mr. Clianiberlain came to Raleigh immediately after his graduation 
from Cornell University in 188.8, as agriculturist of the North Caro- 
lina Experiment Station. In 1889, with the opening of the Agricultural 
and Mechanical College, he was made head of the department of agricul- 
ture, live stock and dairying. This position he held for several years. 

Professor Chamberlain was married in 1891 to Miss Hope Sum- 
merell of Salisbury. Tliey have one daughter. Miss Mary Mitchell 
Chamberlain, and throe sons, Jesse Mark, John Summerell and Joseph 
Redington Chamberlain, Jr. 

Prof. Chamberlain is a member of the Seaton Gales Lodge of Odd 
Fellows, the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, the Capital Club, the 
Country Club, the Rotary Club and the Milburnie Fishing Club. He is 
an ardent fisherman and enjoys nothing more than sitting in a boat or on 
the bank of some quiet stream waiting for a tug at the line. He o^vns 
a tract of seven hundred acres near Method, and on this farm spends 
much time comnmning with nature. He has done considerable scientific 
work in biolog;^- and has always been a thorough scholar and thinker. 

He is president of the Caraleigh Phosphate and Fertilizer Works 
and is also ])resident of the Farmers Cotton Oil Company of Wilson, and 
the Kanona Com])any, and the Farmers' Guano Company of Norfolk, 
Va. He is president and a large stockholder in the Caraleigh Cotton 
Mills Company, vice-president of the Capudine Chemical Com]iany, and 
a director of the Raleigh Banking and Trust Company. 

The Caraleigh Phosphate and Fertilizer Works, one of the few con- 
cerns in North Carolina manufacturing sulphuric acid, is one of the 
most comi)lete plants of its kind in the country. The output is between 
twenty-five and thirty tliousand tons each year. 

Mr. Cliamlierlain, always interested in this city's welfare, has been 
for twenty-five years a most enthusiastic supporter of every progressive 
movement inaugurated here. He represents some of Raleigh's luost 
important industries and has long been recognized as a conspicuous figure 
in the business life of North Carolina. 


Making smiles grow where grouches once grew 



Born of a family of lovers of nature and tillers of the soil for many 
generations, it is only natural that Millard Mial should be first, last and 
always a farmer. Although a county official for a number of years, with 
duties preventing him from spending as much time on his farms as he 
would like, Mr. Mial has not lost one whit of interest in things agricul- 
tural nor neglected to get close to nature in field and wood whenever 

As to Mr. Mial's age "the deponent saith not," but it is known that he 
was born in Mark's Creek township, descendant of two of the oldest and 
most prominent families in North Carolina. His father, Alonzo T. Mial, 
was an extensive planter and a man well knowTi for the deep interest he 
took in the political, educational and religious life of his community. 
His mother was before marriage Miss Victoria LeMay, daughter of 
Thomas J. LeMay, who more than seventy-five years ago, was editor and 
publisher of the BuJeigli Star and North Carolina Gazette, one of the 
leading Whig papers of the State. 

Mr. Mial as a youth attended the country schools and Trinitj- College, 
from which he graduated in 1872. Like his forefathers he was inter- 
ested in agricultural pursuits and after leaving college took up farming. 
This vocation he followed continuously until 1891, when he was ap- 
pointed by the Board of County Commissiojiers to fill an unexpired term 
as Register of Deeds of Wake county. So well did he fill the office that 
he was urged by friends to become a candidate in the following election. 
He was elected and served until 1894. In 1898 he was appointed county 
commissioner, and was elected a member of the board two years later. 
He served as a member of the Legislature from Wake county in 1907 
and was elected Clerk of the Superior Court of Wake county in 1910. He 
was re-elected in the election of 1914 and is now seizing his second term 
in tiiat office. 

Although in the public limelight for many years Mr. Mial has never 
been a seeker after office nor used his positions of trust as a means 'of 
personal aggrandizement. Throughout his career both public and private, 
he has always maintained an honorable standard and in the discharge of 
his official duties has been faithful, exact and systematic. 

Mr. Mial is by faith a Methodist and is affiliated with the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, South, of Mark's Creek Township. He is a member 
of the Seaton Gales Lodge of Odd Fellows and of the Raleigh Country 
Club. He has extensive fanning interests in Wake and Johnston counties 
and is numbered among the most advanced and prosperous agriculturists 
of North Carolina. 


Listening to the torn g.ow 



Frederick A. Olds was born under the American ting, how many years 
ago does not matter, and has lived the greater part of his life in Raleigh. 
To use his own expression his age is of no importance as Metliusaleh 
will probably continue to hold all records for longevity. After gradu- 
ating from the "University of Hard Knocks" he became a newspaper 
man, and since 1877 has been a regular contributor to the daily and 
weekly papers of the State. He was at one time connected with the old 
Raleigh News, then with the Xewn and Observer from its first issue, 
and for several years has contributed regularly to the Raleigh Times. 
He has ser^'ed a number of newspapers as their capital city correspon- 
dent, notably the Charlnllr Observer, witli which he was connected for 
over 20 years. 

Colonel Olds has been greatly interested in military affairs and went 
on the general staff when the State Guard was organized- in 1877. He 
was for six years secretary of the Chamber of Connnerce and put forth 
conscientious efforts in behalf of this city and its interests. He is a typi- 
cal Xorth Carolinian in that he has always put love of his home city and 
State above all else. He loves the old North State from the foaming sea 
to the lofty peaks of the Blue Ridge and is always happy to discourse 
on his favorite subject — North Carolina. 

Colonel Olds is director of the North Carolina Hall of History, the 
only State institution of its kind in the country, and of which he was 
tiie founder. 

The Hall of History came into being through the donation by Colonel 
Olds to the State of a large number of historical relics, which he had 
been collecting since 1885. With tlic addition of a wing to the agri- 
cultural building space was given there by the State to tlie exhibition of 
tlie objects donated. In 1914 the State Administration Building 
was completed and two halls on the second floor were ])rovided as 
the "Hall of History." In the meantime contributions liad been re- 
ceived from not only all parts of North Carolina, but the entire 
coimtry, until more than 1,000 historical objects were ready for installa- 
tion. Since that time many others have been added tmtil now there is a 
most wonderful collection of relics dating from the first settlement of 
this State in 1584, until the present day; every one bearing directly upon 
some phase of North Carolina history. 

Colonel Olds is a great lover of children and is often seen surrounded 
by a bevy of youngsters in his walks about the city or in the surrounding 
country. He is known by perhaps more people than any other man in 
Raleigh, and they all love him, for he is truly "One of Nature's Noble- 


Known everywhere — lover of life 



From thk rock-l)iiiUKi cdast of Ilatteras to the towering peaks of 
Mount Milcliell tliere is no fifrurc tliat has stood out more prominently 
in North C'aroliiia history than Major W. A. Graham. For more than 
half a century he has served his State as warrior, citizen and statesman 
with a Spartan-like courage, untiring zeal and consecrated devotion. 
The son of a beloved governor of this commonwealth, he was bred in an 
atmosphere of patriotism the effects of which have grown stronger every 
day of his well spent life and have served to keep him young in mind 
and spirit while Father Time has wrinkled his features and whitened 
his locLs. 

William Alexander Graham was born at Ilillsboro, N. C, Dee. 26, 
1839. His early education was received at Ilillsboro and Kaleigh. He 
also attended the Union Academy at Washington, D. C, and the Univer- 
sity of North Carolina. Me graduated from Princeton University in 
the class of 1860. 

Wlien ill 1861 tiie kSoutli was roused by the call to arms, Major Graham 
became a cavalryman. He was made Captain of Company "K" of the 
19th North Carolina Regiment, and displayed such remarkable courage 
that he was commended by General Lee as being one of the most efficient 
officers in the Confederate Army. He was wotmded in the battle of 
Gettysburg in 1863, and was later appointed Major and assigned to duty 
as Assistant Adjutant General of the North Carolina troops. He was 
the last North Carolinian in office after the surrender of the South. 

Major Graham was married in 1864 to Miss Julia R. Lane, of Vir- 
ginia. To them were born nine daughters and two sons. His wife 
having died in 1909, Major Graham was married in 1914 to Sallie 
H. Clark, sister of Chief Justice Walter Clark. 

Major (Jrahani represented his district in the State Senate in 1874 and 
in 1878, receiving every vote cast. This stands as a record in the politi- 
cal history of North Carolina. In 1S89 he was elected a member of the 
State Roai'd of Agriculture, and in 1904 he served as a member of tlie 

In September, 1908, he was appointed to fill an unexpired term as State 
Commissioner of Agriculture, and was elected to a four-year term a few 
months later. He was re-elected to that office in 1912 and is again a 
candidate for re-election in 1916. 

In his religious affiliations Major Graliaiu is a devout Baptist and is 
connected with the First Baptist Church of this city. He has been a 
conspicuous figure in Baptist State organizations for many years. 

Major (Jraliam has contributed a number of very interesting manu- 
scripts to North Carolina literature, among them being a history of the 
State Adjutant General's office from 1863 to 1865, a history of the 2nd 
Regiment North Carolina Cavalry during the Civil War and a preten- 
tious work cniiilcd "General Joseph Graham and his Revolutionarv 


Soldier and farmer 



A LICENSED MiNisTEK of tlic gospcl at Seventeen, ordained at twenty, 
for fourteen years pastor of various Ba])tist clmrches of this State, for 
three years Sunday school secretary of the Baptist State Convention, two 
years secretary of the Southern Baptist Convention, and for the past 
eight years editor of the Biblical Recorder, the official organ of 268,000 
white Baptists of North Carolina, the life of Reverend Dr. Hight C. 
Moore has been fraught with devotion to the cause of Christianity and 
scattering broadcast the seeds of religious knowledge. A nuui who has 
given his entire time and thought to the study and dissemination of the 
truth as contained in the "Book of Books," Rev. Dr. Moore is known as 
one of the eminent theologians of the country. lie is universally recog- 
nized as a thorough and profound student of the Bible, having daily 
devoted himself to its pages for more than thirty years. 

Hight C. Moore was born at Globe, Caldwell county, January 2N, 
1871, the son of Patterson and Xancy Ann Moore. He attended tlie 
public schools and the Globe Academy, where he was so well prepared 
for college that he was able to complete a four-year course at Wake 
Forest in two and a half years. He gi-aduated from that institution 
with a degree of A. B. in ISOO. On the twenty-fifth anniversary of his 
graduation the degree of D. D. was conferred upon liim by his nlmti 

Having been licensed to preach at the age of seventeen, Rev. Dr. 
Moore was oi-dained shortly after his graduation. In 1904 he accepted the 
Sunday school seci'etaryship of tlie Xorth Carolina Baptist State Con- 
vention in which capacity he served three years. He became field secre- 
tary of the Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention in 
1907, resigning to assume the duties of editor of the Biblical Recorder a 
few months later. He .served as rt-cording secretary of the Bajitist 
State Convention from 1896 to 1907, and as .statistical Secretary from 
1904 to 1907. 

In addition to liis duties as editor and a director in the Biblical Re- 
corder Company, Dr. Moore is a member of the executive committee of 
the North ('arolina Orphan Association, the Board of Missions of the 
Baptist State Convention and is a trustee of the Southern Baptist Theo- 
logical Seminary of Louisville, Ky., of Shaw University of Raleigli, and 
of the Anti-Saloon League of North Carolina, and is an appointee of 
the Southern Baptist Convention as a member of the World Conference 
on Faith and Order. The autiior of a number of religious works, lie is 
also a regular contributor to the Sundaij School Times of Philadelphia, 
the Homiletic Review of New York and the periodicals of the American 
Baptist Publication Society and the Southeni Baptist Sunday School 

Dr. Moore was married May 2, 189:!, to Miss Laura Peterson of 
Goldsboro. They liave one son, Joseph Peterson Moore. 


Teacher, preacher and champion of right 



No MAK in public lite has taken a deeper or more unselfish interest in 
everything that tends to jironiote the welfare of North Carolina than 
Colonel J. Bryan Grimes. Born June 3, 1868, the son of Major General 
Bryan Grimes of the army of the Confederacy, he has proven as con- 
spicuous a figure in times of peace as did his illustrious father in tlic 
stirring days of '61. 

Colonel Grimes received his early education from private tutors, from 
the Raleigh Male Academy, Trinity School at Chocowinity, and Lynch's 
School at High Point. He later entered the University of North Caro- 
lina and afterwards attended the Bryant Stratton Business College of 
Baltimore. In 1894 lie was married to Miss Mary Octavia Laughing- 
house, who died in 180i», leaving one daughter, Helen Elise. In 1904 
Colonel Grimes was married to Miss Elizabeth F. Laughinghouse. Of 
this union there are three sons, J. Bryan Grimes, Jr., Charles O'Hagan, 
and Alston. 

Since being elected Secretary of State in 190(3, Colonel Grimes has 
presided over that office with dignity and has most successfully adminis- 
tered the affairs of the State Department. While this is the only politi- 
cal office to which he has ever aspired, he has been i)rominent in pul)li(' 
life for a number of years through affiliations with agrictiltural, histori- 
cal and literary associations. 

He is an ex-president of the North Carolina Tobacco Growers Asso- 
ciation and is a member of the Executive Committee of the North Caro- 
lina Agricultural Society, a member of the Farmers Educational and 
Co-operative Union, the State Historical Associatipn, the American 
Historical Association, and Chairman of the North Carolina Historical 
Commission. He is President of the North Carolina Society of the 
Sons of the Revolution, and a member of the Executive Committee of 
the University of North Carolina. The fraternal orders of which he i>; 
a member are the Masons, Knights of Pythias and Junior Order of 
United American Mechanics. 

Colonel Grimes is a practical farmer and owns farming interests in 
the comities of Pitt, Beaufort and Wake. 

A most interested supporter of the North Carolina Hall of History, 
Colonel Grimes has lent much to the success of that institution. Him- 
self a collector of the rare and beautiful, his library consists of many 
valuable and rare old books and is one of the best private libraries in 
the State. He has written several sketches of North Carolina history 
and of Confederate history, and his writings upon agricultural and 
public questions have been widely read. 

True to his ideals, ever thoughtful of his duty toward his fcllowniaii, 
regarding his public life as a sacred trust of the people, Colonel Bryan 
Grimes is as representative a North (\Trolininn as has l)een born Avitliin 
the boundaries of this State. 


Gentleman, statesman, scholar and planter 



AsHHY Lee Bakek was lunii in JJaltiiiior(\ Aid., November 5, 1862, 
the youngest of a family of eigiit sons and one daughter of Charles 
Joseph and Elizabeth. Bosserman Baker. He attended school at Stewart 
Hall, the Episcopal High School of Alexandria, Va., and the Univer- 
sity of Virginia, from whicii he graduated in liS83. He chose the ship- 
ping business as his first work and became .secretary of the Atlantic- 
Transport Line, now known as the International Navigation Company. 
He also was secretary and treasurer of the Baker-Whitley Coal Com- 
pany, one of tlie largest concerns of its kind in Baltimore. 

Mr. Baker was married in 1883 to Miss Virginia B. JMcAdeu, of 
Charlotte, N. C, whom he met wliile she was attending school in Balti- 
more. She was the dangliter of K. Y. McAden, a prominent cotton 
manufacturer at Mc.VdensviUe, N. C, and was a favorite niece of the late 
Mrs. Virginia Bartlott Yancey Swepson of this city. It was this rela- 
tionship that caused Mr. Baker to select Raleigh as his home and North 
Carolina as the scene of his business activities. Before removing here 
he had spent .several years in traveling for Ids liealth on advice of his 
physician. In 1893 he decided at the request of Mrs. Swepson to rebuild 
and operate tlie cotton mill owned Uv her late husband, at Swepsonville, 
N. C. 

Since the year of his coming Mr. Baker has occupied a position of 
prominence in the industrial life of Baleigh and North Carolina. Tie 
has varied interests here and elsewhere in the State and has accom- 
plished much in the development of the resources and manufacturing 
interests of his adopted home. Tn addition to being i)resident of the 
Virginia Cotton Mill at Swepsonville, he is [)resident of (he Baker- 
Tiiompson Lumber Company, the Commercial Building Company Mn<l 
the Raleigh Fire Insurance Coni]>any, all of this city, and is interested 
in the McAden Cotton Mill, at McAdensville, tiie Erwin Cotton Mills 
Company, which opeiates more than a dozen mills in difFcicnl |i:irts of 
the State, and a score of other companies. 

His wife having died, Mr. Baker was married in 1902 to Miss Minnie 
Fitch Tucker of this city. They have two sons, .Vsiiby T,ce, Jr.. and 
Julian Tucker. 

Mr. Baker is a member of the I'hi Kappa Sigma fraternity, the Capi- 
tal Club, the Country Club, the Rotary (^lub and the Chambei' of Com- 
merce. He enjoys the sport of fishing and liunting and tlie i-eereation 
afforded bv a crnise on his pi-ivate vaciit, wiiich be kee]is at Oriental, 
N. C. ' 

Ashby L. Baker has entered inln the spirit of a bigger and better 
Raleigh, from the time he made the Capital City his home, and no man 
more than he deserves a place at tlie bead of the list on North Carolina's 
Industrial Roll of Honor. 


Hunter — business man 



To BE A truly jiroijrfssive citizen and evince an interest in everything 
tendinji toward the civic, eoininercial and spiritual advancement of 
Raleigh has ever been the aim of Carey J. Hunter, whose record dur- 
ing the twenty-eight years in wliicli he has made this city his home is 
witness of how well he has lived up to ideal citizenship. As a leader in 
industrial, educational and religious work, lie has long been recognized 
as an im])ortant factor in the onward inarch of jirogress of the Old North 
State and its capital city. 

Carey Johnson Hunter was horn near Apex, June 1, 1857. His 
father was Joseph C., and his mother Pianctta (Beckwith) Hunter. 
He received his early education in the public schools and the A]ie.N 
Academy and afterwards entered Wake Forest College, from which he 
graduated in ISSl. Following his entry into business life he moved to 
(ireenville, North Carolina, where for several years he was engaged in 
mercantile lines. 

In 1888 Mr. Hunter accepted the State agency for North Carolina of 
the Union Central Life Insurance Company, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and a 
few years later added the State of Virginia to his territory. .Vfter per- 
fecting a great organization there, and looking after his conipany's busi- 
ness in Virginia as well as North Carolina for several years, he relin- 
quished all territory except North Carolina. He wrote the first policy 
issued by the company in this State and to him is due much of the 
credit for the remarkable showing made by tlie Fiiioii Central in North 
Carolina and Virginia. 

In addition to otlier interests, Mv. Hunter is a director of the Com- 
mercial National Bank, the Mechanics Savings Bank, the Caraleigh 
Cotton Mills, the Cajindine Chemical Company and the Melrose Knitting 
Mills. He is Tresident of the Parker-Hunter Realty Conii)any, the 
Biblical Recorder Publishing Company and the Mutual Publishing Com- 
pany. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and is listed in the 
niembershi]) of the Country Club. 

Mr. Hunter has been especially active in deiioniiiiational, educational 
and mission work. He is a member of the First Baptist Church and is 
Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Mission Board of the 
Baptist State Convi'iition. He is a trustee of his alitia inatcr. Wake 
Poorest College, and also of Meredith College of this city. 

He was appointed by the late Govei-nor Aycock a member of the 
State Board of Public Charities and has been re-appointed by each suc- 
cessive governor. 

As a member of tlie Kxecutive Committee of the North Carolina 
Agriculturi.1 Society, Mr. Hunter has been prominently identified in the 
direction of the Annual State Fair. 

Mr. Hnntei was married October 18th, 188:5, to Mrs. iMigenia Avera 
Toinlinson. ' They have two sons: Carey J., Jr., and Riifus A. lluntei', 
and one daiuihter. Miss Margaret F. Hunter. 


Financier, business man and friend to all Raleigh 



On the ISth clay of May, 1862, in the town of Washington, N. C, 
there was given to the State, the South and the Nation a life that in 
after years was to do much to rebuild that which the year of his birth 
saw devastated. And the boy was named Josephus. 

At an early age young Daniels displayed a tendency toward exi)Ound- 
ing his own oj)inions. At the age of eighteen he was publishing in the 
town of Wilson his first paper, Tlic f'dniiiropiti, and since that time 
he has continued to expound and expand. 

On May 2, 1888, he was married to Miss Addie Bagley, daughter of 
Alajor W. H. Bagley. Mr. and Mrs. Daniel.s are the parents of four 

The mile-posts, as they stand out in Mr. Daniels' past, are as follows: 
State printer for North Carolina 1887-1893; Chief Clerk Department 
of the Interior 1893-1895; trustee of the University of North Carolina; 
member of the Democratic National Conuuittee for twenty years; 
nominated, confirmed and commissioned Secretary of the Navy March 
5, 1913; received the degree of LL.D. from Davidson College, the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina and Ohio Wesleyan University, and the degree 
of Lit. D. from Washington aud Lee University. 

Back of Secretary Daniels' remarkable success is the man himself. 
He has an especial genius for journalism, his life work, and is fearless 
in his espousal of great issues. His life is a moral force behind his paper, 
aiW he is always to be found on the moral side of any issue, pressing it 
to the front. His position is the same in his battles for Democracy, and 
he takes advanced positions in having his party serve the people. 

Secretary Daniels has never sought office. In fact, he holds that no 
editor can do his best who is a seeker after ofHce, and so, while he has 
given freely to advance other men's fortunes, he has sought none for 
himself. His devotion to his party is recognized not only by the State, 
but the entire nation as well. He has been a member of the Democratic 
National Committee longer than any member from any other State 
except one. In the cami)aign of 1908 he was chairman of the Literary 
Bureau and in the campaign of 1912 was chairman of the Press Com- 
mittee, which provided for the newspaper men at the Baltimore conven- 
tion and was Chairman of the Publicity Committee in the campaign 
which followed. After all, and in conclusion, the story of the life 
work of Josephus Daniels, is but the story of a determined life. The 
success achieved by a man of real character who has dared to do as he 
believed. Standing by principle constantly, Josephus Daniels has won 
the confidence, the esteem and the love of the people of North Carolina 
and the United States. 


North Carolina's best known citizen 



"Robert W. Wixstox, a graduate of the University of Xorth Caro- 
lina; ail eloquent .speaker; a brilliant lawyer; an intrepid judge; a cul- 
tured and patriotic citizen, with varied gifts and cosmopolitan interest; 
in season out of season, giving himself without stint and with mar- 
velous eflFect to constructive work for his State and his people. It is 
my privilege to present this loyal and distinguished son of our common- 
wealth for the degree of Doctor of Laws." These words, used by Wake 
Forest College in conferring the degree of LL.D. upon Judge R. W. 
Winston, sound the keynote of his life. 

His hope is to see his native State take a high place among her sister 
States. He has ever been a friend and advocate of the common people, 
is interested in the prompt dispatch of business in the courts of his 
State, the development of rural communities; in good roads; in better 
schoolhouses, and consolidated schools; in farm-life schools; in sanita- 
tion and in rural credits. 

Judge Winston is the trusted counselor of many banks, insurance com- 
panies and other corporations and has an extensive clientele in this and 
other States. His advice is sought in the settlement of large estates and 
in great financial transactions. He has clients in Granville and Orange 
counties who have employed him since he was a boy. His practice ex- 
tends from the trial courts to the Supreme Court, and from the U. S. 
District Court of the Court of Appeals at Richmond and to the U. S. 
Supreme Court. 

Bom in Windsor, in September, 1860; educated at the Horner School 
and at the University, locating in Oxford where he was State Senator in 
1885, Judge of the Superior Courts at 29 ; resigning from the bench in 
1895 and removing to Durham; removing to Raleigh 1909 and joining 
Grovernor Charles B. Aycock, in the practice, and now associated with 
Judge J. Crawford Biggs, and all the while much interested in political, 
financial and legal affairs and deeply concerning himself, since becoming 
a citizen of Raleigh, in her progress and development, his has been a 
busy life indeed. 

Judge Winston has two sons and two daughters. His oldest, James 
H. Winston, is a member of the firm of Winston, Payne, Strawn k 
Shaw of Chicago ; Miss Gertrude married Frank B. Webb of Durham, 
and R. W., Jr., a promising young attorney, and Miss Amy reside with 
their father. Some four years ago, when Mrs. Winston died, the family 
circle lost its chief ornament, the model home-maker, mother and 

Judge Winston is a Xorth Carolinian to the core. He loves her 
people from mountains to sea — their saving common sense, their indi- 
viduality and their uniform conservatism, and daily exclaims, with 
General Lee, "Thank God for Xorth Carolina.'" 


Able jurist 



Theke is no record tlwit April 21, 1S.S3, was observed as a holiday by 
the officials of the Citizens Xatioiial Bank, but could they have looked 
thirty years into the future, there is no doubt that tlie date would have 
been fittingly recognized and emissaries dispatched with congratula- 
tions to the home of Col. and Mrs. A. B. ^Viidrews. Since they were not 
prophets, the day passed unnoticed, and it was not known until a quarter 
of a century later that Graham Harris ^Vndrews, who was ushered into 
the world on that date, was to become a guiding hand in the destinies of 
one of the city's time honored financial institutions. 

His father before him having been a great financier, as well as one of 
the most prominent railroad officials of the South, it was but natural that 
one of his sons should have a leaning toward financial affairs. So when 
the time came to choose his life w-ork, this boy's thoughts turned toward 
the banking business, in which he was advanced from one position to an- 
other until the age of thirty found him not only occupying a position as 
Cashier of one of Raleigh's .strongest banking institutions, but a mov- 
ing spirit in the financial life of the Old Xorth State. He takes a great 
interest in the North Carolina Bankers Association, and when the group 
system was adopted, he was elected as the first Chairman of Group 
Number Four. At the present time he is a member of the Executive 
(^ommittee of the Association. 

Mr. Andrews received his early education at the Raleigh Male 
Academy, later entering the University of North Carolina, from which 
he graduated with a degree of A. B. in Jime, 1903. Just after his gradu- 
ation lie became connected with the Citizens National Bank and he 
devoted his mind to mastering the intricacies of the banking sj'Stem witli 
the same diligence that marked his college life. 

Mr. Andrews was married November 6, 1907, to Miss Eliza Humphrey 
Simmons, daughter of United States Senator F. M. Simmons. They 
have two daughters, Julia Johnston and Mary Simmons, and one son, 
Graham Harris Andrews, Jr. He and his family are members of the 
Church of the Good Shepherd of which his parents were among the 
founders, and he is now Senior Warden of that parish, having been a 
Vestryman for a number of years and active in the erection of their 
beautiful new church. He is also a Trustee of St. Mary's School. 

He is a member of the Capital Club, the Raleigh Country Club, the 
Neuseoco Fishing Club, the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, and 
the Knights of Pythias. In his college days he was initiated into the 
mysteries of the Sigma Alplia Epsilon fraternity, to which he is still 

In addition to his connection with the Citizens National Bank as 
Cashier, Mr. Andrews is Vice-President and a Director of the Raleigh 
Savings Bank & Trust Company. He is also Secretary and Treasurer and 
a Director of the Raleigh Cotton Oil Co., and a Director in the Raleigh 
Real Estate k Trust Company, the Atlantic Fire Insurance Co., and of 
the Raleigh Building and Ixian Association. 





A I'-AK.MEK HOY witlioiil I'riciuls oi' fuiids caiiif to Kak'igh sixteen years 
ago and obtained enqiloynient with W. E. Jones Dry Goods Company. 
He had no experience in coninu rcial life, and his first few years here were 
lean ones. However, he had three attributes of which successful men 
are made: he was God-fearing, conscientious and diligent in his busi- 
ness. His name is C. R. Boone, and lie is now among this city's leading 
merchants and well known as one of the most religiously charitable men 
of his means in the country. Since establishing the men's clothing and 
fnrnisliing business which bears his name, Mr. Boone has conscientiously 
laid aside one-tenth of his profits to be donated to Christian work. From 
this he maintains a missionary in China, and is coutemplating sending 
another versed in medicine to the same district. Tn addition to his 
doiiiitions to religious work in foreigii fields, Mr. Boone is also charitable 
in other respects, giving generously to many worthy objects. He is 
l)roud of the fact thai by his commercial prosperity he is in a position 
to render financial aid to the cause of Christianity, and is as careful in 
kee])ing an account of the ten per cent donated to religious work as he 
is in seeing that the books of tJie business are balanced. 

Charles Kobert Boone was bom in Clayton, North Carolina, January 
26, 1879; the son of Kobert and Easter Ann ( HoUcman) Boone. He 
attended the C^layton public schools and worked on his father's farm 
until he came to Baleigh at the age of twenty-one. After two years 
spent with the W. E. Jones Dry Goods ('ouipany, he entered the men's 
clothing and furnishing business, where he remained until he went into 
business foi' liimself five years ago. His commercial title is "C. R. 
Boone, DeLuxe Clothier," and he is the originator of the business 
slogan used by liim, "Come and See." 

Mr. Boone is a member of the Baptist Tabernacle, in which he is a 
deacon and a leading sjiirit. He is identified with the Sunday School 
of that church as Supei-intendent of Personal Work and Missions. He 
is a member of the Y. M. C. A., in which he is an earnest worker, and 
he is in great demand as a public speaker on religious subjects. He is 
a member of the Masonic Oi'der and is a Shriner. 

Mr. Boone m-ms married December 1<S, lSi)l, to Miss Hosa Holhnvay. 
of Raleigh. 

.Vs II member of the ("iiamber of Commerce and the Merchants Asso- 
ciation, and as a jniblic spirited citizen. Mi'. Boone has always had the 
interests of Ixaleigii at heart, lie is intensely progressive, and a citi- 
zen of whom not only this -ily. but the entire Stale has eanse to be proud. 


Philanthropist — business man 



"Back to tiik son,," gCMioriilly speaking, lia.s reft'reiicc to ihc ianucr 
boy who having made a foi'tniic in the busy marts of trade hies himself 
baek to his boyhood home ami spends the remainder of iiis days in peace 
and comfort. T!ut ^'. O. I'arker relni-ned to the soil in an entirely dif- 
ferent sense. 

Born and reared on a fai'ni foni- miles sonth of this city, he was a 
typical country boy having all the energy and imagination with which 
truly rural youth is gifted. While he dreamed of some day becoming 
a landowner it was not a vision of fields of waving grain that he saw 
Init more valuable pro])ei'ty that lies in and aroiuid an already poiuilated 
city. He has realized that dream, fur today lie is one of the most suc- 
cessful and best known real estate o])erators in the city of Raleigh. 

Virgil Otis Parker was born Nov. 23, 1871, the son of II. N. and Mrs. 
Mary Waitt Parker. He spent his youth between the ploughshares and 
gained his primary education in tlie country schools. He attended the 
Wakefield Academy and afterwards Wake Forest College. Upon his 
graduation he became a teacher in the public schools of Sniithfi(dd, later 
removing to Clyde, in Haywood county, where he continued to follow 
that vocation. In 1903 he decided that it was time to put his "back 
to the soil" ])olicy into effect and to ilial end came to Raleigh and cnti'red 
the real estate business. 

In 1904 the firm of Parker and Hunter, Real Estate and Insurance, 
was formed, and later the title (duuiged to Parker-Hunter Realty Com- 
])any, with Mr. Parker as Secretary and Manager. A short time after its 
organization the firm undertook the subdividing and sale of the property 
now known as Cameron Park. The project was a great success and not 
oidy materially benefited the owners and sales agents of the property, but 
opened np a new and beautiful resi<leiu-e district, which is a ci-edit to 
the city of Raleigh. 

Fishing and farm life are Mr. Parker's ideal recreations. He owns 
the farm on which he was born and is liaiipy when wandering in tiie 
fields and woods. 

Mr. Parker is a believer in the Baptist faith and a mendjer of the 
First Baptist Church. He has for many years been prominently identi- 
fied with the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, and is at present Director 
of the Publicity Department Committee. From the moment he took 
up his residence here he has been an ardent supporter of every move- 
ment for the betterment of the city's interests and his progressive spirit 
has been reflected in not only his but also in the city's business life. The 
city of Raleigh is to be congratulated upon the fact that it was jiei'c 
that he came "back to the soil." 

Mr. Parker's wife was formerly Miss Annie Rose, of Smithfield. 'i'liey 
have a daughter. Miss Josephine Parker. 


Builder of America's chiefest institutions — homes 



TniRTY-EKiHT YEARS ill husiiicss, of wliifli 1 111 rl v-l WO have been spent 
in one loeation, is tlie enviable record of T. B. Crowdcr, a pioneer in the 
Gomniereial life of Kaleigh. It was in 1878 that Mr. (^rowder first went 
into business, becoming a member of the firm of Partin dir Crowder, 
dealers in wholesale gToecries, hay, grain and feedstuifs. In 1884 the 
title of the firm was changed to Wyatt & Crowdcr and quarters taken on 
the southeast corner of Wilmington and Marl in streets. In this loca- 
tion Mr. Crowdcr lias remained a third of a century. The firm later 
became Crowder & Rand, and in January, 1915, was again changed, tiiis 
time to T. B. Crowder tV Son, Kal]ih H. Crowder having become asso- 
ciated in business with his father. 

Thomas B. Crowder was born in Wake county in 1850, the son i>f W. 
D. and Melvina Clements Crowder. lie attended the eoimty schools and, 
having grown to manhood, came to Kaleigh and enteivd the wholesale 
grocery trade. Within two years he had embarked in business on his 
own account and by his jiainstaking diligence and fair dealing became 
a conspicuous figure in the commercial life of the city. This reputation 
he has ablj' ujjheld for forty years. 

Mr. Crowder was married twenty-seven years ago to Miss Maggie E. 
Moore. They have one daughter. Miss Margaret Crowder, and two 
sons, Ralph H. and Raymond Crowder. The last named is a resident of 
Pittsburg where he is connected with the Westinghouse Electric Com- 

Mr. Crowder is a member of the Country Club and the Milburnie 
Fishing Club. He was until a few years ago a consistent hunter and 
had quite a reputation as a Nimrod. Having been reared on a farm he 
is naturally a lover of outdoor life. He owns the farm on which he was 
born, and enjoys frequent visits to the scene of his youth. 

As President of the Wake County Savings Bank since that institution's 
organization in 1!M).") and Director of the Raleigh Banking and Trust 
Company for the past Iwenty-five years, ilr. Ci-owder has been promi 
nent in the financial life of this city. He has twice served the munici- 
pality as a member of the Board of Aldermen, in which capacity he 
advocated many of the improvements made during tlie past few years. 
He has been a member of the Township School Committee for six years 
and has been an important factor in IJaleigli's development along edlU'a- 
tional lines. 

Mr. Crowder is a membci- of the Chamber of Commerce and the 
Merchants Association and has been a memi)er of a number of com- 
mittees which have labored for the commercial, industrial and educa- 
tional uplift of the Capital City. 


Merchant — farmer 



TliK YEAR 1801, which saw the beginning of tlic end of the Old South, 
also marked the birtli of many men who in after years were to build 
better than their fathers knew. It was as though fate, relentless in its 
destruction, made amends by giving to the scene of devastation lives that 
were destined to become important factors in the rehabilitation of the 
land of their birth. Of these there was born at Ridgeway, Warren 
county, X. ('., on Xovember 4th of tiiat eventful year, Beverly Sydnor 
Jerman, son of Doctor Thomas Palmer Jerman and Lucy Beverly 

Yoiuig Jerman attended tlie Kidgeway public schools and Williams 
Academy. He came to Kaleigh in 1881 and became an employee of the 
Citizens Xational Bank, with which he was connected for ten years. 

In ISOl Mr. Jerman, with J. J. Thomas and H. W. Jackson, organized 
the Commercial and Farmers Bank of Raleigh and became Cashier. In 
inOS, following Capt. Thomas's death, Mr. Jerman was elected Presi- 
dent of the institution which was that year converted into the Commer- 
cial National Bank of Raleigh. It has gi-own steadily since the day of its 
organization, the capital stock having been increased from $50,000 to 
$300,000 with a surplus of $140,000. In the past six years the deposits 
have doubled. To the guiding liand of its President is due much of this 

It has been during his regime as President that the Commercial Bank 
building, one of the largest and most modern office buildings in the 
State, was erected. 

In addition to his banking interests Mr. Jerman is connected with 
the W. 11. King Drug Company, the J. M. Pace Mule Company, the 
North Carolina Home Insurance Company, the Raleigh Fire Insurance 
Company, and the Parker-Hunter Realty Company. 

Mr. Jerman has been married three times. His first wife was Miss 
Julia Borden of Goldsboro, whom he married in 1888 and by which 
marriage he has one son, William Borden, of Richmond, Va. In 1895 
he was married to Miss Isabelle Montgomery of Concord, N. C, and of 
this union has a daughter. Miss Julia Borden. In 1912 he married 
Miss Edith MacDonald of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and they have 
one son, Donald Sydnor. 

He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and is listed 
among the members of the National Geographical Society, the Navy 
League of the L^nited States, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 
the Countrj- Club and the Capital Club. He has been treasurer and a 
trustee of the Olivia Raney Library for many years. He is a very 
enthusiastic member of the Neuseoco and several other Fishing Clubs, the 
piscatorial art being his chief diversion. 

Mr. Jerman has served as City Treasurer and as commissioner of 
the sinking fund. At all times progressive, he, as a member of the 
Chamber of Commerce, has been a zealous worker in the civic and 
business interests of Raleigh. 


"Got him — a three pounder" 



LocKK Ckak;. (Jovc'Dior of A'orlli ('ai'dliii.i, u;is Ixirii in l!cilii' cuuuty, 
August 16, 1860, the son of Andrew Murdnck and Relx'cca Gilliam 
Craig. It is ])ossil)l(' to trace his ancestors back tlirough four genera- 
tions, his great-grandfather having come to America in 174!), from Ire- 
land, although he was a native of Scotland. 

Governor Craig after attending the public schools of Bertie countj- 
became a student of the Horner Academy at ITeuder,son, later entering 
I he Univcr.<it_v of Xorth Carolina. From there he graduated in 1S80 
aufl soon after took up the ])ractice of law. In ISS.'J he moved to Ashe- 
\ille, where lie soon l)uilt \i|i an extensive jiractice. In 1892 he was a 
Democratic elector from wliat was then the Xinth District. He made 
a brilliant canvass of the State for Bryan in the Presidential race of 
1896, from wliicb he gained a State-wide reputation as an orator. While 
absent from his iiome city on a campaign tour in 1898 he was nominated 
by the Democratic ])arty as their standard bearer in the Legislature for 
the coming term. After a whirl-wind cam])aigii he was elected by a 
majority of .seven hundred, reversing a liitherto IJepublican majority 
of si.x hundred in liiat counly. Tiiis Legislature of 1890 was one of 
the greatest that ever met in tiie State Capitol, the counties having 
selected tiieir most eminent thinkers to jiass on the proi)Osed suffrage 
amendment to the (\)ustitntion. (Jovernor Craig was recognized as one 
of its ablest leaders. In 1900 he was again elected; this time by an 
increased majority. He was a candidate for the United States Senate 
in 190.'!, but was drfcated by Hon. Lee S. Overman of Kowan county, 
after a most thrilling contest. Governor Craig was designated as pilot of 
the Ship of State by his inauguration as Governor on July 1."). 1911'.. His 
administration will be remem1:)ered for its thoroughness of detail, syra- 
palhetic understanding of localities and openness to reason. The (Jov- 
crnor's Democracy has ])ervaded every department of State othcial life. 

As a public speaker Governor Craig is admittedly the equal of any 
produced by the Stale during the present generation. He is magnetic, 
intensely and oftentimes thrillingly elo(|uent. 

lie was married to Miss .\nni(' Hurgin, of McDowell counly, Novem- 
ber 18, 1891. They arc the parents of four sons, Carlyle, George 
Winston, Arthur and Locke Craig, Jr. Governor Craig is a member of 
tiie Baptist Chui'ch, the Ma.sonic Order, llie Knights of Pythias, the J. O. 
IT. A. M.. the Woodmen of the World and the Benevolent Protective 
Order of Elks. He is an ardent lover of nature and enjoys climbing 
his native mountains. 

Governor Craig's jwlitical success can well be attributed to his stand 
for justice as evinced by his favorite slogan, "Plqnal rights to all 
— special |irivileges to none." 


Mountain climber — book lover 



John 1'akk picked out the Capital City back in 1885 as his 
choice of a place to be born and he has never regretted it. His educa- 
tion started in the Raleigh Public Schools, and was continued at the 
A. and ^I. Collcp', ^\■hpre he graduated with a degree in Mechanical 
Engineering. He took high rank as a student, and as a member of the 
Leazar Literary Society covered himself with glory and medals by his 
oratory. He became interested in military maneuvers and was a Lieu- 
tenant in the College Cadet corps. In later years he showed his mar- 
tial spirit by serving in the National Guard and the Third Regiment 
Band. After graduation Mr. Park took a special course in mechanics 
in the Kensington Technical Institute of London, England. In order 
tliat no part of his education be neglected he acted as fireman on ship- 
lioard, an experience wliicli jirovided the subject for many stories after 
his return. 

He next became an instructor in mathematics at the A. and M. College, 
where he remained four years. Tlien desiring to enter the business world 
he became part ownier and manager of the North Carolina Garage and 
Machine Company. In 1911 he organized and became general manager 
of The Raleigh Times. He had always felt a longing to engage in 
newspaper work since his college days when he had been the business 
manager of the college magazine Red <ind White. In the newspaper field 
Mr. Park has found his life work as evidenced by the great success, 
which has attended his efforts almost from the moment he entered 

Mr. Park was married in 1909 to Mi.'is Lilly Helen Pair, of Johnston 
county. They have three children. 

A member of the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club, Vice-Presi- 
dent of the Y. M. C. A., a Steward of the Edenton Street Methodist 
Cliurch, a Director of the Southern .\ssociation of Newspajjer Publishers 
iiiid an active member of the Merchants Association, Mr. Park lias 
))rominently identified liiniself with the religious, educational and busi- 
ness interests of Raleigh and the entire Soutli. He is an active worker 
in the Baraca Union, the State Press Association and the Royal Arca- 
num. In his college days he was a member of tlie Pi Kappa Alpha fra- 
ternity. He acted as chairman of llie committee wliich successfully 
launched the commission form of government for Raleigh and led 
the fight for a bond issue which resulted in the present beautifully 
j>aved streets. 

Mr. Parks was elected President of the Raleigh Chamber of Com- 
merce in Se])tember, 1915, and so successful was his tenure of office 
that he was imanimously re-elected at the time of the reorganization 
the following March. Under his leadership the Chamber of Commerce 
has had one of the most successful jjcriods in its existence. 


Shrewd business man — molder of public opinion 



"Ptt ai.l voir eggs ill one basket and watch the basket," is said to be 
the advice given young men by Andrew ("aruegie. Some one must have 
repeated this excellent doctrine to Telfair llortoii, t'oi' al an early age 
he decided he would put all his eggs in one basket and locate that recep- 
tacle at No. 10 East Martin street. In order to guard the treasure it 
was necessary to be about the premises, so he secured employment with 
the firm then known as Whiting Bros. This occurred when he was 
12 years of age, and to ])rove that Carnegie was right Mr. Horton has 
only to point to his name at the top of the Whiting-IIorion Conipany's 
stationery, behind which is the word President. 

Alexander Telfair Horton was born at Smithfield, Johnston county, 
the son of Col. S. P. and Mrs. Rebecca Horton, April 2, 1S76. He 
came with his parents to Kaleigh when he was three years old and a 
few years later agreed that they had made a wise move in coming hei-e. 
He has never entertained the slightest idea of living elsewhere, for he 
had that basket to watch. Between his watchful waiting and boosting 
for Raleigh at every opportunity he has been a busy man, but not too 
busy, as is shown by the fact that he is a member of the Edenton Street 
Methodist Church, a Past Master of the Raleigh Lodge of Masons, a 
member of the Seaton Gales Lodge of Odd Fellows and a national repre- 
sentative of the Junior 0. U. A. M. 

Mr. Horton and Miss Lizzie Manin Murphrey were married July 18, 
1899. They have two sons, Alexander Telfair, Ji'., and Harold Whit- 
ing, and one daughter, Miss Elizabeth Horton. 

He is interested in all athletic s]iorts, especially bowling, at wiiicli 
he is adept. 

Mr. Horton, after serving the firm of Whiting Bros, conscientiously 
and well for 20 years, during which he rose from messenger boy to head 
salesman, bought the interest of the late S. W. Whiting and became a 
partner in the business. Upon the firm's reorganization he was elected 
President. He is justly proud of the fact that he has spent twenty- 
eight years in business under one roof with the prospect of continuing 
many more years in the same location. He is an intensely enthusiastic 
Raleighite, a firm believer in the future of this city and North Caro- 
lina, and at all times keeps in mind the motto which has meant his suc- 
cess, "Put all your eggs in one basket and watch the basket." 


■ >^^ 

Always within seeing distance of the basket 



A MEJiBEK <it' I he Caiiicniii clim, iiiiulc taiuous in .song and sturv. 
Colonel Benelian Canieiun lias been as eoiispicuons a figure in the agri- 
eullural, industrial and financial life of North ("arolina as were his fore- 
fathers among the hills of Scotland for hundreds of vears. He was 
horn, Se])tcnih(r 9, 1854; was educated at Hughes School, Horner Mili- 
tary Academy, Eastman Business College and the Virginia Military 
Institute, from which he graduated in 1875. He was admitted U> the 
bar two years later, but never engaged in the ])ractice of law, having an 
inherited inclination toward agriculture. He is one of the South's 
intensively progressive farmers and stock raisers, and the Cameron 
estate at "Fairntosh" is considered among the most licanliful in tin- 

Colonel (yameron procured the passage by the Legislature of 1915 of 
the bill providing for the Central Highway of North Cai'olina, and to 
him is accorded the honor of having conceived the idea of the 
Southern National Highway, of which he is Vice-President. He was 
also one of the organizers and is a Director of the Quebec-Miami Inter- 
national Highway. 

Colonel Cameron is the author of the bill establishing the North Caro- 
lina Highway Commission, of which he is a member. He is a Director 
of the American Automobile Association, the Southern Cotton (Growers' 
ProtectiTe Association and the lioyal Agricultural Society of England, 
and has seiTed as President of the Farmers National Congress. 

He has figured prominently in the financial life of North Carolina, 
having taken an active part in the organization of many of its leading 
industries. He was interested in building the Lynchburg and Durham 
railroad, the Oxford and Clarksville railroad, the Diirhani and IVorthern 
railroad and the Oxford and Dickerson branch line. He was one of 
the organizers of the Seaboard Air Line Kailroad Company and has been 
Director of the Kaleigh and Augusta Air Line and of the North Caro- 
lina railroad, of which he was President from 1911 to 1913. 

He has served as President of the North Carolina State .Vgricultural 
Society; is Vice-President of the North Carolina Sons of the Revolu- 
tion; a member of the North Carolina Society of the Cincinnati and is 
ex-President of the Scottish Society of America. He was a member of 
the staffs of Governors Vance, Jarvis and Scales, with the rank of 
Captain, and on the staffs of Governors Fowle, Holt and Carr, with 
tlie rank of Colonel. He was a member of the Legislature of 1915 from 
Durham county and is a candidate for the State Senate of 1917 from 
the District composed of Durham, Orange, Alamance and Caswell 

Colonel (^ameron was married in J891 to Miss Sallie T. Mayo, of 
Richmond. They iiave two daughters: Misses Isabelle M. and Sallie 
T. Cameron. 


Farmer — stockman 



Ox THE 2Stli day of January, 1865, there came to brighten the lives of 
Isaiah and Rebecca (Reddish) King, a son wlio was to become an 
important factor in the commercial and political life of the Capital 
City of North Carolina. And he was called Oral Gentry. 

Like most country boys, for 0. G. King was born on a farm in 
House Creek Township, Wake county, he did his share in the daily 
routine of farm work, while receiving his early education in the county 
schools. At the age of eighteen he decided to become a physician, and 
after pursuing the study of medicine for three years at home, he entered 
the Richmond College of Medicine at Richmond, Va. After one year 
in that institution he changed his plans and took up the study of phar- 
macy, being licensed to practice by I lie Xortli Carolina State Board 
of Pharmacy in 18S1». 

His first drug store, and (uic that he ('(inducted for more than twi'iity 
years, was located on the corner of Wilmington and Hargett Streets. 
Here by business ability and courteousness he established a large and 
remunerative patronage which he retained until his retirement from busi- 
ness three years ago. Mr. King opened a drug store in the Ma.sonic 
Temple building, when that structure was completed, and conducted a 
very successful business there until it was disjjoscd of by sale. A short 
lime later he built and opened a drug store at the corner of Glenwood and 
Brooklyn Avenues and did a large nniount of business in that suburban 
location until lie retired to give all of liis attention to official duties. 

Mr. King was elected one of three Police Commissioners of the city of 
Raleigh in 1911, .serving two years. His official record as a Police Com- 
missioner was such as to cause his name to be presented as a candidate 
for the position of Commissioner of Public Safety, under the commis- 
sion form of government adopted by city of Raleigh in 191.^. He was 
elected and. in a])|ireciation of his promotion of the general safety, was 
re-elected in 191."i. 

Commissioner King has always been deejily interested in lialeigb's 

welfare. He is iboroiigbly progressive and has been one of the leaders 

in every movement for the betterment of the intellectual, moral and 

material life of this city. He is a diligent reader of current literature 

' and a thorough student of public affairs. 

Mr. King was married July 6, 1.SS.1, to Miss Emaline Chappell ><( 
Wake county. They have one daughter, Miss Vera Myrtle King. 

In his religi(nis affiliations Mr. King is a Methodist and a member 
of the Central Methodist Church. He is a member of the Masonic Order, 
the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Knights of Pythias and the 
Jr. O. U. A. M. Distinctly domestic in his nature, Mr. King has no 
fads or fancies. He is a believer in the simple life and enjoys the 
(]uietude of family associations. 


Lover of the home life — guardian of the public safety 



• Sympathy fur alllick-d iii;nikiii(l. (lc\i>tii)ii to his work and a persist- 
ency that will not be (lenipcl, sums up llie keynote of the successful 
career of one of North Carolina's foremost physicians and snrgeons, a 
man whose fame is not confined to this State but who is nationally 
regarded by his |irofession as one of its leaders, Dr. Albert Anderson, 
SnpcrinfendenI of llie State Hospital. 

His removal to Raleigh in 1!)()7 as medical director of the Jefferson 
Standard Life Insurance Company was a home-coming for Dr. Ander- 
son, he having been born and reared in Wake county. He was made 
Superintendent of the State Hosjiital in 11>!:!. and tinder his manage- 
ment the hospital has enjoyed the most remarkable success in its history. 

Shortly after taking th(> management, Dr. Anderson introduced voca- 
tional occupations for mental treatment, universally regarded as the 
most successful remedy for mental disorders. 

It was through Dr. Anderson's influence that Raleigh secured the 
Mental Hygiene exhibit, held here three years ago under the auspices 
of the National Committee on Mental Hygiene, and it was through him 
that the State Society for Mental Hygiene was formed. 

Dr. Andersoi\ was born at Eagle Rock, October 18, 1859, the son of 
Jesse and Mary Anderson. He attended country schools, when not 
engaged in farm work, and later entered the Raleigh Male Academy. 
Ho graduated from Trinity College with a degree of A.M. in 1883. 
The following four years he served as principal of the Middlcburg Male 
Academy, at Middlcburg, North Cavolina. While there he took up the 
study of medicine, in which he later graduated from the University 
of Virginia. In 1889 he attended a course in post-graduate instruction 
in the New York Polyclinic. 

In 1892 Dr. Anderson was appointed by the State Board of Health 
to attend a special course oflfered by the I'uited States (iovernment. And 
in 1896 he was ajipointed by the (rovernor as a member of the State 
Board of Health. In IS9S he was elected for a term of four years as a 
member of the Stale Medical K.xamining Board. He is a charter member 
of the Seaboard Medical Association and was its President in 1902. 

In 1903 he was elected a meniher of the house of delegates of the 
Atnerican Medical Association and in the following year was one of the 
representatives of the State Medical Society in the National Association. 

His genius for organizing is evidenced by the Wilson Sanitarium, 
founded by him and Dr. C. E. Moore in 1898, which has been most 
successful in the treatment of acute medical and surgical cases. 

Dr. Anderson was married Deceml>er 12, 1888, to Miss Pattie R. 
Woodward. He is a niemlK'r of the Methodist Church and is affiliated 
with the J. O. U. A. M. 


stands the test 



WnEX the Stmt' of North ("arolina called her sons to anus in 1861, 
among llic first to respond was William Penn Wood, of Aslieboro. He had 
barelv coniiileted his education in the jjuhlic seiioojs wlien tlie outbreak of 
tiie Civil War caused him to shoulder a musket and march to the front 
where he served as a niend)er of Company I, of tlie 22nd North Caro- 
lina Kcgiment from the battle of Seven Pines to the Confederacy's last 
stand at Ajipomatox. He was wounded in the second battle of Manassas 
and to this day carries in his body a bullet from a hostile rifle. From 
a private at his enlistment, he was i)romoted to Sergeant of his company 
and commended for coolness under fire. He is now a member of the 
start" of (ieneral Metts, commander of the Confederate Veterans of North 
Carolina, with the rank of Major, and is Vice-President of the North 
Carolina Soldiers' Home in this city. 

At the close of the Civil War, ilajor Wood returned to nand'iliih 
county, and after a year spent in farming entered the mercantile busi- 
ness in Asheboro. This pursuit he has followed for the past fifty years, 
becoming one of the best known merchants of his section. 

Major Wood has been many times lionored by the citizens of Asheboro 
and Kandolph county, by election to town, city and State offices. He 
was Treasurer of the town of Asheboro from 1880 until 1888 and 
Treasurer of Randolph county from 1890 to 1894. He represented Ran- 
dolph and Moore counties in the State Senate of 1901 and was a mem- 
ber of the Legislatures of 190.) and 1907 from Randolph county. 

In 1910 he was nominated by the Democratic State Executive Com- 
mittee as State Auditor to fill tlic \:icaney caused by the death of Dr. 
B. F. Dixon and was elected in the general election of tiuit year. He 
was re-elected in 1912 and is the Democratic nominee of the State Exe- 
cutive Committee for the same office in the coming election. 

For more than half a century a man of deep rooted religious convic- 
tions, Major Wood is a member of the Methodist Church, in which he has 
been a steward since 1866. He is affiliated with the Knights of Pythias, 
the Masonic Order, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the J. O. 
U. A. M. He is connected with the Raleigh Cliamber of Commerce, 
the Y. M. C. A. and the Capital CJub. 

Major Wood was married September 4, 1872, to Miss Etta Gunter, of 
Durham, North Carolina. To them were born one son, John Kerr 
Wood, and two daughters, Mrs. J. O. Redding and Mrs. W. A. Under- 
wood, all of Asheboro. Mrs. Wood died some twenty years ago. 


A gentleman of the old school 



Of ai-i. the youthful 2sorth ('aroliuiaiis who took up a mau's burden 
in the stirring days of "61 to '65, receiving a baptism -of fire that left 
them as pure gold — and their name is legion- — none acquitted himself 
with more honor during the times when men's souls were tried than a 
boy who at the age of 14 years journeyed from the Hillsboro Academy, 
where he was a student, to become a member of a military company 
being organized in Kalcigli. That company became a part of the army 
of the Confederate States of America, and three years later the boy 
had become Lieutenant-Colonel Clark, the youngest officer of that rank 
in either the Confederate or Union forces. 

However it is not as a soldier that Walter Clark is best known, but 
as a man of peace who, since the regeneration of the South, has found 
his life work. He is now the most eminent jurist in Xorth Carolina, 
having ser^-ed as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the State for 
the past fourteen years. 

Judge Walter Clark, the son of David Clark and Anna M. Thome, 
was born at Halifax, in this State, August 19, 1846. He attended 
school at the Horner and Graves Academy and later at the Hillsboro 
Military Academy. After the close of the Civil War he enrolled in 
the University of North Carolina, from which he graduated with the 
degree of A.B. The degree A.M. was conferred upon him in 1867 and 
the degree of LL.D. in 1888. He took up the practice of law which 
he pursued until 1885, when he was elected Judge of the Superior 
Court of Wake county. In 1889 he was elected Judge of the Supreme 
Court of North Carolina and Chief Justice in 1902, which office he 
still holds. 

Judge Clark was married to Miss Susan W. Graham, now deceased, 
a daughter of former Senator and Secretary of the Navy W. A. Gra- 
ham. He has two daughters, Mrs. J. E. Erwiu of Morgantou and 
Miss Eugenia Clark of Raleigh ; and five sons, David Clark, Editor of the 
Textile Manufacfurer; W. A. Gi'aham Clark of Boston; John W. 
Clark of Durham; Walter Clark, Jr., and Thorne Clark of Raleigh. 

Judge (Mark has for many years enjoyed a national reputation as an 
author of legal documents and his articles are given welcome space by 
United States Government publications. He is the author of the Anno- 
tated Code of Civil Procedure, now in its third edition, and he also com- 
piled and edited the North Carolina State Records in sixteen volumes. 
He has written a history of the North Carolina regiments of the Civil 
War in five volumes and translated Constant's "Memoirs of Napoleon" 
from the French. 

Judge Clark was prominently mentioned for the Presidency in 1904, 
being nominated by William J. Bryan in his paper, The Commoner. 
He has been termed by a prominent Englishman, "America's most 
eminent citizen." 




staunch — conservative — just 



A SCION OF A family wliicli has been i'C|)rcst'iit('d in every war waged 
(111 Anieriean soil, Lawrence W. Young inherited a martial spirit that 
lias resulted in his rise from the rank of private in the National Guard 
to that of Adjutant-General of the State of North Carolina, and Briga- 
dier-General of the 1st North Carolina Brigade of the National Guard. 
In the eighteen years in whieh he has seen service. General Young has 
held all company ranks and has served as Quartermaster, Major and 
the rank which he now holds. He is one of the most enthusiastic 
National Guardsmen in the country, with a broad knowledge of military 
tactics and a deep understanding of tlie military situation of the 
country as it afi'ects tile National (iuard and especially that of North 

As a member of the execiuive committee of the National (Juard 
Association he is closely identified with the congressional military 
l)rogram, the function of the cominiittee being the furtherance of na- 
tional legislation in the interest of the National Guard. 

Lawrence Woodville Young was born at Swannanoa, North Carolina, 
August 18, 1877, the son of Robert H. and Pomelia (Gudger) Young. 
Seven of his father's brothers served throughout the Civil War as 
members of the 11th North Carolina Regiment. While yotitli in-e- 
vented his father from seeing actual ser\ice he was a member of the 
Junior Reserves at the time of Lee's surrender. Lawrence W. Young's 
great-grandfather, Josej)]! Gudger, was with General Taylor in the 
Mexican War, while his father's grandfather, Francis Young, was a 
soldier in the war of 1812. His great-great-grandfather, John Young, 
the father of Francis Young, bore arms against the British in the 
Revolutionary War. 

Lawrence Y^oung attended the public schools of Swannanoa and the 
Farm Preparatory School before entering the Southern Business Col- 
lege, of Asheville. He was for fifteen years engaged in the mercantile 
business in Asheville, where he served as City Clerk, Purchasing Agent, 
Alderman and as member of the Police Commission. 

General Y'oung was married' September 19, 1901, to Miss liessic V. 
Johnson, of Hender.sonville, North Carolina. They have three daugh- 
ters : Misses Julia, Helen and Louise. He is a member of the Presby- 
terian church and is affiliated with the Knights of Pythias, Indepen- 
dent Order of Odd Fellows, the Raleigh Country Club and the Onslow 
Rod and Gun Club. 

General Y'^oung was ap))ointed Adjutant-General by Governor Craig 
in January, 1913, and was made Brigadier-General, commanding the 
2st North (^arolina Brigade, when the call for troops to go to Mexico 
was issued in -lune, 1916. 


Soldier from the ground up 



Whex the ALr.MM (jf tlic North CaruliiKi Agrifiiltur:il and Me- 
chanical College, endorsed Professor W. C. Kiddick for the College 
Presidency, their action was a just tribute to the man who during 
twenty-four years connection with the institution has labored enthusias- 
tically in behalf of the student body. At the 1916 meeting of the Board 
of Trustees of the College, he was unanimously elected President, a 
fitting testimonial of appreciation of his many years of unceasing devo- 
tion to the college. 

Wallace Carl Kiddick was Imrn August ."i. istj-i, on liis father's farm, 
seven miles northeast of Kaleigh, in Wake county. He received his 
early education from a private tutor Ix'fore entering a preparatory 
school at Forestville, Xorth Carolina. He attended Wake Forest Col- 
lege and the University of North Carolina, from which he graduated in 
1885, with a degree of A. B. The next two years found him a teacher 
in the public schools of Stokes county. In 1887 he entered Lehigh 
University, and three years later received his diploma in Civil Engi- 
neering. His first work in that line was as resident engineer of the 
Roanoke Navigation and Water Power Company's canal at Weldon, 
NortVi Carolina, where he remained two years. In 1892 he was elected 
to fill the chair of engineering and mathematics in the A. and M. Col- 
lege. He has since been continuously connected with the faculty and 
served for seven years as Vice-President of the institution. 

As Engineer-in-eharge, Professor Riddick is responsible for the effi- 
cient waterworks system, installed by the city of Raleigh two years ago, 
conceded to lie one of the most complete for its size of any in the 

An enlhusiasiic worker in the interests of good roads. Professor Rid- 
dick is a mendier of the North Carolina Good Roads Society, the State 
Highway Commission, the National Highways Association and has 
served as Chairman of the Wake County Road Commission. He is a 
member of the North Carolina Academy of Science and of the National 
Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education. He was on the 
staff of Cxovernor Glenn, with the title of Lieutenant-Colonel of Engi- 
neers. He is a member of tlie Kappa Alpha Fraternity, the Country 
Club, the Capital Club and the Chamber of Commerce. He is affiliated 
with tlie First Baptist Church. 

Having been interested in athletic sports since a youth, when lie was 
a. member of the football team of Lehigh University, Professor Rid- 
dick has done much to encourage athletics of all kinds at the college. 
Riddick Field, the A. and M. College baseball and football park, is 
named in his honor. 

Professor Riddick was married in 1893 to Miss Lillian Daniel of Wel- 
don. They have one son ; Wallace Riddick, and four daughters : Misses 
Lillian, Narcissa, Anna and Eugenia Riddick. 


College President — loved by all the boys 



Herbert Edmuxd Xokris, a leading lawyer of the Raleigh bar, is a 
son of Jesse A. and Aiuie Ann Adams Xorris. He was born Xoveni- 
ber 7, 1859, and reared on his father's farm in Wake county, twenty 
miles southwest from Kaleigh, where he was impressed with the dig- 
nity and honor of labor and had established in him habits of industry, 
decision of character, tenacitj' of purpose, self-reliance, honor and 
loyalty and a deep sympathy for his fellowman ; constituting a foun- 
dation upon which he has builded an honorable and successful life. 

He is a member of the First Baptist Church. He was educated at 
country subscription schools, Lillington and Apex Academies, and at 
Trinity College in Randolph county, from which institution he gradu- 
ated with honors in 1879, read law under the late Geo. V. Strong, of 
Raleigh, and was granted license and admitted to the bar in 1881. He 
located at Apex, and divided his time between the practice of his pro- 
fession and farming and stock raising. His practice increased rapidly 
and extended to Harnett, Chatham and Moore counties. On December 
10, 1890, he was married to Miss Mary Emma Burns, daughter of 
Robert M. and Martha S. Burns, of Pittsboro, X. C. They have 
one son, Herbert Burns Xorris. 

Mr. Xorris moved to Raleigh in 1900, entering the Raleigh bar. 
His home, on Louisburg road, north of the city limits, is surrounded 
by a large picturesque lawn and landscape, and is one of the most 
attractive in this vicinity. 

While living at Apex Mr. Xorris, through the aid of the late Jno. C. 
^\jigier, induced B. X. Duke and his business associates to furnish 
money to build the railroad extending from Duriiam to Dunn, via 
Apex, Holly Springs and Varina. 

He has been for many years a Director of The Raleigh Banking \- 
Trust Company. He was one of a committee of five selected by the first 
State Farmers' Convention who drafted and caused to be passed bj- the 
General Assembly the act creating the Agricultural and Mechanical 
College of Raleigli. He represented Wake county in tlie House of Rej)- 
resentatives in 1885; was unanimously nominated by the Democratic 
party in 1892 for the same position, and was defeated by the fusion 
ticket, which swept the State; was nominated and elected member of 
State Senate in 1903 Avithout opposition. He was nominated and 
elected Solicitor of the Sixth Judicial District in 1910 without opposi- 
tion, and in 1914 was re-nominated and elected Solicitor of Seventh 
Judicial District without opposition, which position he now holds. His 
term of ofiice will expire December 31, 191,>. He has been mentioned 
as the probable successor of E. W. Pou in Congress, and his friends 
suggest him as a successsor of C. M. Cooke, Judge of the Seventh 
Judicial District. 


Big man — big ideals 



"I didn't isAlsE my Liov to lie a soldier" was not a |io|uilar song- wlicii 
John William Ilarrelson was born June 2Stli, 1^8"). Even though 
those words had been sung in his youth they would have fallen on 
deaf ears as far as he was concerned, for he took a different view of a 
martial life. To him there was nothing quite so thrilling as the beat 
of the drums to the aocompaniment of the tramp of boys in bine, 
while he gazed upon the heroic figures in youthful ra])ture. 

At the age of thirteen years young Harrelson entered the Piedmont 
High School, of Lawndale, Cleveland county, North Carolina, he hav- 
ing entered life's battle in tliat county. Tliere he received a prepara- 
tory education before entering the North Carolina College of Agri- 
cultural and Mechanic Arts at Raleigh, in 1905. Four years later 
lie graduated with ihe degree of Raclielor of I]ngineeriHg and tiie 
distinction of being first in a class of sixty-five students. 

It was while in college that Captain Harrelson. received his first 
martial training, serving in all capacities of college military life from 
l)rivate to ca])tain in the A. tV M. College battalion. After his gradu- 
ation he jjassed a competitive examination at Fort Monroe, Virginia, 
for appointment as Second-Lieutenant in the Coast Artillery Corps of 
the United States Army, but declined the a]j])ointment to become assis- 
tant instructor in mathematics ;it iiis nhnti nutter. In 1915 he was 
made assistant professor of mathematics of the A. i: M. College, which 
position he still holds. He has, since 1910, been graduate manager of 
college athletics, a subject in which he has always been dce])ly interested. 
During the collegiate year of 1915-16 he served as President of the 
General Alumni Association of the college. 

From 1907 until 1910 Captain Harrelson served in Company G, of 
the North Carolina National Guard at Shelby. Entering the company 
as a private, he was several times jjromoted until during the annual en- 
campment of 1910 he served as Acting I>ieutenant. In Octolx^r, 1915, he 
was commissioned First Lieutenant and assigned to the First Company 
of the Coast Artillery Corps stationed at Kaleigh. He was promoted 
to the captaincy of the company August 1st, 1916. 

Under the National Defense Act of June 3rd, 1916, creating the 
Federalized Militia, Captain Harrelson was a|)pointed recruiting 
officer for all branches of the Xatimial Army and Navy Service as 
well as the National Guard. 

While still a young man. Captain Harrelson, is exceedingly well 
versed in military matters, a fact to which his rank bears witness. 

Captain Harrelson, during the eleven years in which he has called 
Raleigh his home, has made a host of friends who admire him for 
many excellent traits of character. He is an honorary member of the 
Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity, is listed among the membership of the 
Raleigh Countrj' Club and is a prominent member of the Masonic Order, 
being High Priest of the Raleigh Chapter of Royal Arch Masons. 


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Lover of music — especially drum and bugle 



The EDfCATiOiNAi. iiitcrcsts of Xdi-lli Caniliiia lost one of its bright- 
est young workers when B. T. Cowper forsook the school-room for tiie 
insurance field. However, he maintains that he is still an educator, al- 
though along a different line. Certain it is that there arc few insur- 
ance men in the State who have done more than he in the past feu- 
years for the enlightenment of the masses in regard to life insurance. 

Bayard Tlmrman ('nwper was horn June 26, 1879, at Gatesville, 
X. C. .\flei- atlending the (iatcsvillc schools he entered the Univer- 
sity of Xorrli Carolina, from which lie graduated in 1001. His first 
work was as an educator in the public schools of Gatesville. He later 
taught at Williainston and was Superintendent of the public schools 
there for two years, resigning to take up insurance work with the 
Southern Life and Trust Com])any. In less than two years from his 
advent into the insurance field, Mr. Cowper was made Assistant Super- 
intendent of Agencies for that company, with headquai'ters at Greens- 
boro. He resigned in 1914 to accept the general agency of the Mary- 
land Life Insurance Com])any of Baltimore, and two years later moved 
to Raleigh. 

As general agent, he has brouglit the development of local agencies 
up to a high standard. He is an cniliusiastic and indefatigable worker, 
and this, together with a like sjiirit uhicli he has engendered in his 
co-workers, has resulted in the wonderfid increase in business done in 
this State by the Maryland Life since he took the general agency. 

Mr. Cowper has contributed a number of well-written articles to 
l)i)th educational and insiirance magazines, lie is the author of a 
treatise on "Different Methods of Teaching," and has been especially 
active in literary efforts touching on life insurance. A nnndier of 
articles of the latter cliaracter hav(> a]ipeared over his name in Tin- I it- 
suranre Field, a national magazine devoted to the cause of insurance, 
one of the most prominent bearing the title, "The Evolution of the 
Interview." He has also written much of the literature, descri]itive 
of life in.suranee, published by the Maryland Life. 

Ml-. Cow])er has been twice married. His first wife was Miss Jennie 
Moore of Williamston, whom he married in 1904. By that marriage 
he has two .sons, Bayard Thurman, Jr., and Roscoe Cowper. In 
1915 he was married to Miss Delzelle R. Woodard, of Wilson. An 
Episcopalian by faith, Mr. Cowper is connected with Christ Church. 
He is a member of the Raleigh Country Club, where he secures 
recreation from his business labors. 


Hard worker, hustler — insurance 



Kesidents or Union coiiiitv, who knew Karl G. Hudson as a boy, arc 
fond of telling how lie began trading marbles at the age of six and 
that as far as memory runs lie then showed ability that would have done 
credit to one much older. While at work in his father's fields a few 
years later it is said he displayed his connnereial spirit to the degree of 
tarrying at the end of a cotton row while he endeavored to beguile 
some other rustic into exchanging ])ossessions. The fact that neither 
owned any trading material did not deter him from his purpose, for 
lacking other valuables he would propose an exchange of shoe laces. 
And it came to pass after many years that he rose up and went into 
a far county where he realized youth's dream, for he is now- Manager 
of the Hudson-Belk Department Store of this city. 

Karl Green Hudson was born iu Monroe county, near Union City, 
March 11, 1889. His parents decided that he should at least have 
instruction in reading, writing and arithmetic in order that he might 
not be too badly handicapped in his business dealiugs with a cruel 
world, and to that end sent him to all the country schools thereabouts. 
In the classroom he divided his time between poring over chapters 
devoted to the world's commerce and trading jack-knives with his 
school-mates. When his school daj's were over he went to work in a 
blacksmith shop, but finding no opportunity to exercise his commer- 
cial proclivities there he gave up the job and became a cotton buyer. 

Hut cotton buying did not quite satisfy young Hudson, who wanted 
continuous trading the year round, so he betook himself to Waxhaw. 
N. C, where at the age of nineteen he entered the employ of the R. .1. 
Belk Department Stores Co. Here he reveled in the knowledge gained 
through experience and association with the business world and in a 
few years was made store manager. He later managed the Gastonia 
store of the same company, which has a chain of twelve department stores 
in this State. 

Mr. Hudson came to Raleigh in 1915, o]iening a branch store of the 
Belk Company. Besides the Raleigh store the company now operates 
in Charlotte, Monroe, Gastonia, Salisbury, Statesville, Waxhaw, San- 
ford, Greensboro, Concord, Wilmington, Rockingham and Yorkville. 
Sovith Carolina. 

The Belk Company's policy is to sell at one price and for cash, and 
this, with Mr. Hudson's untiring energy and progressiveness, has al- 
ready assured them and him of a successful business career in Raleigh. 

Mr. Hudson is a member of the Edenton Street Methodist Church. 
Pie is thoroughly progressive and a firm believer in a brilliant future for 
the business interests of Raleigh. He is nniuairied and has no hobby 
unless it be his work, foi' he is, first, last and ahvavs, a trader. 


Figuring on a new trade 



On May 31, 1864, there was born at Kiver View, near Davidson, 
North Carolina, a man wiiose fame has spread afar as a thorougli 
scientist, a learned educator and a devout Christian. He is William 
Alphonso Withers, the son of William B. and Sarah L. (Rutledge) 

Early in life he showed symptoms of a thirst for knowledge which 
he has retained throiigli the changing years of time. He was gradu- 
ated from Davidson College with the degree of A.B., and later had the 
degree of A.M. conferred upon him. As a student in chemistry at 
Cornell University he had the distinction of being elected to mem- 
bership in the Sigma Xi Society and a fellowship in that institution. 
In 1889 Professor Withers was elected to the Chair of Chemistry in the 
North Carolina Agricultural and Mechanical College, a position which 
he has filled continuously since, being the only remaining member of 
the original faculty. In May, 1916, he was unanimously elected Vice- 
President of the college. 

Professor Withers, is one of the pioneer Experiment Station workers 
in this eoiuitry. He has served as chemist of the North Carolina 
Experiment Station for the past nineteen years and was acting Direc- 
tor from 1897 to 1899. He was acting State chemist in 1897 and 1898, 
and was State Statistical Agent of the United States Department of 
Agriculture from 1895 to 1902 and from 1905 to 1915. 

Professor Withers was a member of the National Pure Pood and 
Drug Congress, which formulated the National Pure Food Law. He 
is the author of the North Carolina Pure Pood Law and of the city 
ordinance of Raleigh regulating the reporting and care of tuberculosis 

He is a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity, the Society of Colonial 
Wars and the Masonic order, in which he is a Past Grand Commander 
of the Knights Templar and Past Grand High Priest of the Royal 
Arch Masons of North Carolina. He has served as Vice-President of 
the Raleigh Rotary Club and is a Director of the Chamber of Com- 

Professor Withers is the author of many scientific articles, and has 
contributed to leading scientific and agricultural journals, in both this 
country and Europe. 

He is a member of the First Presbyterian Church and Superinten- 
dent of that Sunday School. He is a Director of the Raleigh Y. M. 
C. A., was Chairman of the Board of Directors through whose efforts 
the A. and M. College Y. M. C. A. building was erected, and was 
Chairman of the Publicity Committee in the educational campaign of 
two years ago, in which a $100,000 educational bond issue was raised. 

Professor Withers has been twice married. His first wife was Miss 
Elizabeth Witherspoon Daniel, whom he married in 1896. She died 
in 1905 leaving one son, William Banks Withers. Miss Jane Hinton 
Pescud became Mrs. W^ithers July 29, 1909. They have one daughter, 
Miss Mary Laurens Withers, and two sons, William Alphonso, Jr., 
and John Pescud Withers. 


National character — scientist — scholar 


H. S. STORR tiik kewek cilizciis of Kaleigh llicre are none better or more 
popularly known than one wiio, two years ago, came from Charlotte 
"unberaldcd and unsung," and organized a company for the distribu- 
tion of otHce equipment. Since that day he has not only entered enthu- 
siastically into the civic, commercial, fraternal and religious life of his 
chosen home, but by liis wholesoineness, pleasing personality and dili- 
gence in business has built a large and increasing volume of trade and 
made friends of all with whom he has come in contact. 

Harry Slierwood Storr, was born at Vienna, Dorchester county, 
Maryland, June 22, 1875, the sou of John IT. and Lydia (Ilodsou) 
Storr. After attending the public schools, he secured further educa- 
tion at the Eaton and Burnett Business College of Baltimore, and 
later entered the mercantile business with his father, receiving parental 
instruction in buying and selling. He decided to become a traveling 
man and followed that vocation for twelve years, being a representa- 
tive of the Thomas A. Edison Company, manufacturers of Edison Dic- 
tating Maciunes, with headquarters at Charlotte, before coming to this 
city. Although he had spent but little time here Mr. Storr, when looking 
for a live city to open a live business, was not long in deciding u])on 
Kaleigh, and he has had no occasion to regret that choice. 

Mr. Storr is President and General Manager of the H. S. Storr Com- 
pany, dealers in office fixtures, machines, supplies, and jobbers of 
stationery, paper, etc. His company has grown steadily during the 
past two years and it is now one of the largest concerns of its kind 
in the South. Among large orders executed by the H. S. Storr Company 
was the installation of all the furniture for the offices and court-room 
in the new Wake county court-house. 

Mr. Storr was married in 1899 to Miss Lydia Raleigh, of Dorchester 
county, Maryland, who has the distinction of being a direct descendant 
of a brother of Sir Walter Raleigh. They have two daughters, Lydia 
Virginia and Mary Emily. A very peculiar chain of coincidences has 
resulted in the name Lydia being kept in the Storr family for hundreds 
of years, Mr. Storr's eldest daughter being the eleventh in successive 
generations to bear that name. 

An ardent lover of fishing, Mr. Storr always w-elcomes an oppor- 
tunity to hie himself to some quiet stream in quest of the finny tribe. 
He is a chicken fancier and is much interested in the breeding and 
care of that fowl. 

Mr. Storr is a Methodist by faith and a nicmlier of the Edenton 
Street Methodist Church. 

A Mason of prominence, he is a menihcr of the Lodge, Chapter, 
Coinmandery and Council in Raleigh, and of the Oasis Temple at 
Charlotte. He is a member of the Order of Odd Fellows, the Chamber 
of Commerce and the Rotary Club, of which organization he is a 


Spontaneous, sincere, genuine 



While a youth Kobert Haiuer Warner was alwaj's fascinated by the 
art of stone cutting. For hours he would stand spellbound while he 
watched the chips of granite fly while a busy workman applied chisel 
and mallet, and it was then that he decided upon his life-work. 

R. H. Warner was born at Laurinburg, Xorth Carolina, September 
I3th, 1S83. After attending the public schools of his home town he 
enrolled in the Cary High School, and later the A. & M. College. After 
leaving the latter institution he entered the marble and granite business 
in Raleigh, sending twelve years in that trade. In February, 1914, Mr. 
Warner, with W. K. and Paul Campbell, formed the Campbell-Warner 
Company, dealers in marble and granite. While they make a specialty 
of monuments, having erected more monuments and tombstones than all 
other firms in Raleigh combined during the past two and a half years, 
they also do an extensive business in building granite. They furnished 
the granite and built the base for the State Building and for the Murphey 
School Building now in course of construction. At their yards on West 
street the Campbell- Warner Company has the latest machinery for the 
cutting and carvijig of stone and granite, pneumatic tools having super- 
seded the chisel and mallet of Mr. Warner's boyhood days. Their busi- 
ness is not confined to Raleigh and vicinity, but embraces the entire 

Mr. Warner was married September 18th, 1906, to Miss Rosa Phil- 
lips, of this city. They have two daughters : Misses Emily Rose and 
Eula Elizabeth. He is a member of the Baptist Tabernacle Church, 
and of the Woodmen of the World. He is a football enthusiast, but 
aside from that sport finds his sole recreation in selling monumental and 
granite works. 

W. R. and Paul Campbell, the other members of the firm, inherited 
their calling, being descendants of two generations of stone cutters. 
Their grandfather, Donald Campbell came to this country from Scotland 
about 1830 and was employed in the construction of the State Capitol 
at Raleigh. He later engaged in the marble and granite business here 
for many years. During the civil war he was employed by the Confed- 
erate Government in the construction of locks in Deep River at Lock- 
ville, and after the close of the war was superintendent of the building 
of the stone wall around the State Penitentiary, a work which required 
several years for its completion. His son, Hugh Campbell, followed 
the trade of his father and was well known in this vicinity as an expert 
stone and granite worker. His sons, W. R. and Paul Campbell, took to 
their father's and grandfather's business when they were large enough 
to lift a mallet. They have been engaged in monumental and stone con- 
struction work in some of the largest cities of the country, and are 
thoroughly experienced in their line. 


"He that loveth his work is truly a lucky man" 




I'liK ('rrv di' IvAi.KKJii luis l)C('ii cxI rc-nirly turtiiiiatf in imnibfriug 
iiiuoiig its ciiizciis busy men of affiiii's w iio at a sacrific-c of tlioir own 
interests liavc icndcred I lie ciiy \\ lialcvcr service possible. Hui'h a 
man is Alexaiidei- Webl'. Occupying- a position of vast rpsi)onsibility 
as head of a lai-gc and growing corporation he has, nevertheless, devoted 
bis time and efforts nngrndingly in tiie city's l)elialf. To him is due 
more than to any otiier one man the municipal ownership of the Kaleigh 
water w-orks system. lie was one of the first advocates of a ])aid Fire 
De])artmeiit, instituted on a modern basis; introduced the milk and 
meat inspection ordinance, now in force, and was a prime mover in 
the building of the munici))al abattoir. Mr. Wclib went out of office 
with the adv(Mit of tlie commission form of government, which be strongly 
favored, carrying witli him a r<-cord of. practical, progressive and con- 
structive service. 

Alexander Webb was born at Ridgeway, Warren county, December 
17, 1870, the son of Alexander S. and Annabelle (Moore) W^ebb. He 
was educated at the Webb School, at Bell Buckle, Tennessee, after 
which he entered the news])aper business at Asbeville. Three years 
later he took up insurance and within a short time became an estab- 
lished success in the life and fire insurance fitdds. In 1898 he con- 
ceived the idea of a State Fire Insurance A.ssociation and through his 
efforts that organization was formed, he being elected the first Presi- 
dent. In 1899 he was elected Vice-President of the North Carolina 
Home Insurance Company and in that year removed from Asheville 
to Raleigh. In 1912 he was elected to the Presidency of the com|)any, 
a position which he has since filled with great honor to that organization 
and himself. Under his guidance this North Carolina Fire Insurance 
Company has realized a .yearly increase in business until it is now 
ranked as one of the strongest .in the State. 

Mr. Webb served as President of the Chamber of Commerce during 
the year 1915. He is at present a member of the North Carolina State 
Board of Internal Ini])rovemeiits. 

In addition to iM-ing a Director and PresiilenI of the North Carolina 
Home Insurance Company, Mr. Webb is a Director of the Merchants 
National Baidc, the Mutual Building and Loan Association and the 
North Carolina Railroad. 

A member of the Ccnintrv Cluii and the Xeu.seoco Fishing Clidi, 
he occasionally engages in golf or fishing, both being favorite sports of 
his. He is also a meml)er of the Ca])ital Club. 

Mr. Webb was married April 17, 1891, to Lydia Hoke, daugh- 
ter of General Robert F. Hoke of tiiis city. They have three sons: 
Kobert Hoke, Alexander, dr.. and \'an Wyck, ami two daughters, 
Misses Frances and Annalicllc Webl). 


Far from the maddinj>- crowd 



Raleigh's citizens who were born and reiircd here are fortunate 
in having had nature select this ])articiihir spot for ushering them into 
the world, but when one born in anothei- State eonies to this eity to 
live, it is not so niueh good forltuie as rare judgment. Siieli a man 
is Howard White. 

Born in Matthews county, Virginia, A])ril (Jth, IssO, he received 
his early education in the [)ublic sclipols there and in the Portsmouth, 
Va., High School. In October, 1906, he was married to Miss Annie 
Wilson White, of Portsmouth. They have three children : Annie 
Wilson, Sarah Jordan and Howard White, Jr. 

Before coming to Raleigh Mr. White was with the Seaboard Aii- 
Line Railway as accountant and later with the Xorfolk and Sotithern 
as tie and timber agent. In this capacity he had charge of the pur- 
chasing of a greater part of the ties, bridge timber and lumber lused in 
the construction of the road. In 1909 he decided to go into the lumber 
business on his own account and chose thi.s city as his future home, a 
choice wiiich was fortunate, not only for him, but for Raleigh as well. 
During the seven years that he has had offices here, Mr. White's busi- 
ness has steadily grown until now it ranks among the very largest of 
the South in that line. His lumber comes from all over North and 
South Carolina and Georgia and there are more than a score of mills 
kept busy converting it into the finished ])rodnct. 'I'liis is marketed in 
northern and eastern States. 

A member of the (Vnintry ('lub. Mi-. White is frequently seen upim 
the golf links there. He is an enthusiastic motorist and takes great 
l)leasure in making extended automobile trips through territory to 
which he is a stranger. As a baseball fan he has no peer in the State. 
He is intensely interested in that sport and never misses an opportunity 
to root for the Raleigh team. 'I'o him as much as any other one nuin 
is dtie tiie strong and growing baseball sentiment of this city. Ik- 
is a Dii'ector in the Raleigh Basel)a]l Association and also of the 
Raleigh Fire Insurance Company. 

By faith Mr. White is an Episcojjalian and is a member of the Church 
of the Good Shei)herd. He is affiliated with the Chamber of Commerce, 
the Capital Club, the Y. M. C. \., the Uoval Arcanum and liie 
R. P. 0. Elks. 

As past Seci'clai'y and Director of the Rotary Club Mr. White has 
been unfailing in his efforts for the betterment of that organization 
and in behalf of all progressive steps taken in IJaleigh's civic life 
since lie chose this city as his home. 


Sportsman — lumberman 



BoKX A I'i.oiiii ri-TiKisT wit limit kiiowledgp of the tact soiiiculiat 
delayed J. J-. O'C^iiiiui in finding his calling in life, but once he found it 
he was not long in apprising the world so well that his name is now 
known throughout the country as that of one of the South's leading 

Jesse Lee OC^uinn was born in Harnett counly, February 16, 1858, 
the son of B. B. and Sarah (McPhail) O'C^uinn. When he began to 
sit up and take notice he saw flowers blooming around his country 
home and even at that early age gave evidence of enjoying their beauty. 
As he grew in years iiis fondness for flowers increased, but that char- 
acteristic was attributed to a love of the beautiful and not as an indi- 
cation of what later developed to be liis calling in life. The mysteries 
of the floricultural world being unknown to him he entered Oak Ridge 
Institute, where he took a conuuercial course before coming to 
Kaleigh, where he secured employment in a floral establishment. Since 
he had no knowledge of botany from books Mr. O't^uinn decided to 
take lessons from nature. 

He also kept an eye on the commercial possibilities of floriculture 
and six years later decided to go into business for himself. This 
was in 1897. 

From an inauspicious beginning, at which he had only two green- 
houses, Mr. O'Quinn has built up an establishment in which there are 
thirty-five thousand feet of glass, covering flowers of almost every variety 
grown in the United States. From the humble daisy to the beautiful 
orchid, that rarest of flowers, every member of the floral kingdom is 
either grown or handled at his nurseries. There are twelve acres of 
growing plants, roses, carnations, potted plants, bedding stock, ornamen- 
tal shrubs, shade trees and liedge i)lants. A specialty is made of carna- 
tions, a favorite flower with Mr. O'CJuinu and one which he has featured 
for many years. 

Associated with Mr. O'Quinn in the ownership and management of 
J. L. O'Quinn Company, is E. L. (.'oble his son-in-law. Mr. Coble 
is a graduate of the agricultural department of the A. and M. College 
and is an enthusiastic floriculturist. Li addition to their greenhouses the 
company has a down town store. As members of the Florists Telegraph 
Association, they are able to sujiply flowers in any town or city in the 
United States or Canada. 

Mr. O'Quinn was married in IMMi to Mrs. Emma Myatt. Their 
(laughter Miss Willie M. O't^iiiiin was married in li>14, to Mr. E. L. 
Coble of Guilford county. 

Mr. O'Quinn was an organizer and is a Director in the Merchants 
National Bank. He is a member of tiie Boyal Arcanum, the Jr. O. U. 
.\. M., the Jiotary Club, the Chamber of Commerce and the Merchants 
Association. He has always been intensely interested in civic affairs and, 
by his co-operation and eflForts, aided every progressive movement in 
the past twenty years of Kaleigh's history. 





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A lover of the beautiful — poet of the things that grow 



Ok an iLLisTKiors family, sevci-iil gfiicratioiis of which have graced 
the legal profession, there was horn in the historic town of Pittshoro, 
North Carolina, June 1, 1S.'>!I, James Smith Manning, lawyer, jurist and 

A great nncle of Judge .Manning was ( 'hief .lustice of tlie Suijrenu' 
Court of Louisiana. His fatlu r. -Idliii Manning, LL.D., exerted splendid 
influence in shajiing tlie ciiaracter nf the har of Xorth Carolina, as 
Dean of the Law School of the State r)iiv('rsity, which he founded and 
in which lie taught for many years. 

Young ^Linniug received his early education from his father, and 
from his mother, Louisa Jones (Hall) Manning, a granddaughter of 
Judge John Hall of the North Carolina Supreme Court. He was 
jirepared for college in the Pitt.shoro schools and in 1875, when the 
State University opened its doors, for the first time after the days of 
the Reconstruction, lie became a student. He graduated in 1879, and 
for the next four years taught in the public schools of Pittshoro. After 
re-entering the University and completing a law course he was licensed 
to practice in 1883 when he established him.self at Durham. In 1013 he 
moved to Ealeigli and became associated with ex-Governor Kitchin. 

Judge Manning was married in 1888 to Miss Julia Cain, of Hills- 
boro. They have four sons : John Hall, a young attorney of Kinston ; 
James S., Jr., who is in the cotton manufacturing business at Durham, 
and Frederick C., and Sterling, of this city, and two daughters. Misses 
Julia Cain and Anna Louise. 

The activities of the law have not |irevenfed Judge Manning fnnn 
taking a leading ]iart in all that pertains to the welfare of his cmn- 
niunity. As Pi'csident of the Cminli-y Clul) and a member of the Capital 
Club, the Milburnie P'ishing Club and the Chamber of Commerce he 
has evinced a deep interest in Kaleigh affairs. He has for many years 
been a Trustee of the State Iniiversity, and is an ex-President of the 
Xorth Carolina Bar Association. He is a member of Christ Flpiscopal 

Tn 1906, Judge Manning was elected to the Legislature from Durham 
county and served as Chairman of tlie Coniiniftce on Public Service 
(jorporations. He was a member nf the State Senate in 1908, and was 
Chairman of the Judiciary C'ommittee of that body. In 1909 he was 
a])])ointed to fill an unexpired term as Justice of the Supreme Court of 
North ('arijliiia. This higii cifliee he held mitil Januarv, 1911. 


Able attorney — lover of the diversions of youth 




I i\ -iiiK VKAH IMM ilii'if ciiuK' mil of Bowman's Bluff, Xorlli C"ai'oliii;i, 
a little- hamlet in liic wildest, most niggod mountains this side of the 
Rockies, a youth with sixteen dollars in cash and an abundance of enthu- 
siasm, energy and sincerity of ]nirpose. The young man was M. L. 
Sliipman, now known throughout the State as an editor, educator and 
Commissioner of Labor and Printing of North Carolina. 

Mitchell Lee Sliipman was born at Bowman's Bluff, Henderson co'iinty, 
December 31, LS66, the son of F. ^f and Martha A. (Dawson) Shipnian. 
lie attended the public schools before going to Brevard, Transylvania 
county, where he taught while ])ursuing his own studies. He also found 
time to contribute to the local weekly newspaper and when that period- 
ical was suspended he was persuaded to revive it. Revive it he did 
under the caption of The Hustler, and from the moment of its regenera- 
tion Mr. Shipman became an established success in journalism. 

Mr. Shipman's first public office was Superintendent of Schools of 
Trans^'lvania county from LS92 to 1895. He has been twice First Vice- 
President, twice Historian and once President of the North Carolina 
Press Association and has .served as a member of the National Editorial 
Association. He was Calendar Clerk in the State Senate in 1899 and 
again in 1905. He served as Assistant Commissioner of Labor and 
Printing from 1905 to 1908, in which year he was elected Commissioner. 
He was re-elected in 1912 and is a candidate for re-election in the com- 
ing election. Mr. Shipnian has .served as First Vice-President of the 
International Association of Labor Commissioners and Cliairman of the 
Executive Committee of that organization. 

He is a Past Grand Master of the Independent Order of Odd Fel- 
lows of North Carolina, a Past Chancellor of the Knights of Pythias, 
a member of the Royal Arcanum and of the J. O. U. A. ^I. In his 
religious affiliations he is Baptist and served as Clerk of the Carolina 
Ba])tist Association in 1902. 

For many years interested in tiie work of caring for the or]ihans of 
this State Mr. Shipman's services have been invaluable to that 
He is Treasurer of the North Carolina Orphans' Association. 

Mr. Shipman has the unique distinction of having never lost a politi- 
cal fight or having been defeated for office. 

The Department of Lalx)r and Printing under his administration has 
been made of real value to the State, his annual report being recognized 
as a most e.xcellent ex])osition of Xorth Carolina's industrial growth. 

Mr. Shipman was married July 12, 1896, to Miss Lula Oslwrne, of 
Brevard. They have four children : Josephine, Dorothy Mae, William 
F. and Mitchell Lee, Jr. 


Brother to the unfortunate — lover of youth and age 




Ernest Havwood. attorney at law, is a native of Raleigh, having 
been born here on February 1st, 1860. He is a son of tiie late Dr. E. 
Burke Haywood, who was a very prominent physician of this city. 
Ernest Haywood was educated at Lovejoy's Academy, in Kaleigh, and at 
the Horner Military Academy in Oxford and Hillsboro. He later 
entered the North Carolina rniversity, i'rnni \xliicli he graduated in 
18S0 with a degree of A.B. He has the distinction of having been both 
a medalist and a first honor man at his graduation, after which he 
studied law at Greensboro in a law school conducted by United States 
Judge R. P. Dick and North Carolina Supreme Court Judge John H. 
Dillard. He graduated from this school imd was licensed to practice law 
by the Supreme Court in 1882. He immediately formed a partnership 
with his brother, A. W. Haywood, then a member of the Raleigh Bar, un- 
der the firm name of Haywood and Haywood. This partnership was dis- 
solved in 1895 when A. W. Haywood retired from law practice to enter 
the cotton mill business at Haw River. Since that time Ernest Haywood 
has continued the practice alone. His legal business is restricted to civil 
matters, he making a specialty of commercial, corporation and real 
estate law and the settlement of estates. He has a large and lucrative 
practice and among his clients are many of the wealthiest and most suc- 
cessful citizens and corporations of Raleigh. He is credited with being 
one of the hardest working members of the legal profession in this 
city, as well as being one of the most able and successful in his particu- 
lar line of practice. 

While always a staunch Democrat, Mr. Haywood has never taken an 
active ])art in jiolitics, but has devoted his entire time to his profession. 

Mr. Haywood is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, 
the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association, the Capital 
Club, the Raleigh Country Club and the Chamber of Commerce. He 
is by faith an Episcopalian, and is a member of Christ Church. 

He was until a few years ago a great devotee of horseback riding, 
and at one time seldom missed a day from his favorite recreation. He 
also took great pleasure in hunting when the fields surrounding Raleigh 
were better hunting grounds than they are today. During recent years 
however he iuis iiad no time for pleasure other than that which he 
finds in his work. 


Tr^jjitionally a^gentlema 



0.\ Jll.v 2(i, l.sTS), llicrc \v;is l)oni in Mi'Dowcll cdunly a man w\in 
has coiisecrafcd himself tf) liic cansc of education. His nanii' is Dcni- 
soii Foy Giles, a son of M. 1). and Julia (iibbs Giles, and he is tiie 
Wake County Superintendent of Public Instruetion. After an early 
education in tiie schools of McDowell county, he attended Trinity Col- 
lege at Duiliaui and the State Fniversity at Clia])el Hill, North Caro- 
lina. So ijreat was his love of education that bis career as a teacher 
was planned liefoi-e leaving the rniversity, from wbicb he returned Jo 
his home county. He first taught in the McDowell County Public Schools 
one year, before being Principal of the Xebo High School, where 
he ])resided four years. His next ijosition was that of Superintendent 
of Public Instruction of McDowell county, at which he spent eight 
years, tlic last three of which he also served as Superintendent of the 
Marion City Scliools. A distinctive feature of Mr. (Jiles's educational 
work in McDowell county was his organization of a school .system con- 
sidered inie of I lie best of any county in the State. 

As a member of the Slate Senate of 1915 from McDowell county Prof. 
Giles served on a ninnber of ini])ortant committees, among them tiie 
Senate Committee on Education, of which he was Chairman. 

The record of the Wake County Schools under Superintendent Giles's 
supervision has been a brilliant reflection of his character as an educator. 
Material ])rogress has been made in all branches of the county school sys- 
tem, a testimonial to his earnest am] intelligent efforts. In the past school 
year there were two new tax districts added and two new dormitories se- 
cured for the Farm Life Schools of Cary and Wakelon. Through his 
efforts a teacher of Home Economics has been ajipointed for domestic 
science work in rural communities. This teacher visits country homes, in- 
structing girls in various domestic work and forming Flomemaking and 
Canning Clubs. 

Superintendent Giles has formidated an extensive i)lan for school 
supervision in Wake county and has divided the county into three dis- 
tricts, in ea(di of \\liich there is a supervisor, whose duties consist of 
visiting the different schools and supervising the teaching methods 
used. Tiie county schools, in thirty-four of wlii(di high school courses 
are taiiglit, had a remarkably good year in point of attendance in 1915 
with bright prosi)ects for a continued increase in enrollment. The 
annual County Commencement held in Italeigb in .Vpril, I!) Hi, was tiie 
greatest in attendance and enthusiasm in the county's history. 

Professor Giles is a very active member of the National Educational 
Association, the Sotithern Conference for Education and Industry and 
the North (\irolina Teachers Assembly. He is a member of the Masonic 
Order, tiie Knights of Pythias, the J. O. U. A. M., the Kaleigh Chamber 
of Commerce and the Uotary Club. He was married in June, 1908, to 
Miss Katherine Reed of St. Louis, Missouri. They liavo two daughters: 
Misses Jewell lii'cd and Kalheriiie Clare. 


. . iM I I. J— > ^ ,■ 

Lover of his fellowman 



"As 1 iiK -i-wk; is uk.m', llic tree is inclined." 'riicrc is im belter illiis- 
ti'Mtion of this old proverb than Thomas Walter Bickett, the present^ 
Attorney-General and Demoeratic eandidate for Governor of the State 
of North Carolina. He first saw the light of day in Monroe, X. f'., 
February the 28th, 1869. When thirteen years of age his father died, 
leaving him the oldest of four children. He grew up with this early 
responsibility in a home full of fine forees which make for manhood. 
After gradtiatiug from the Jlonroe High School he entered Wake Forest 
College in 1886, and in spite of the fact that he was compelled to work 
his way through that institution, he gained a place as leader in college 
life. He was Chief Debater in the graduating class of 1890 and did 
the honor accorded him with gracious dignity. From 1890 to 189.'? 
he taught in the graded schools of Winston-Salem. During these two 
years he devoted his leisure time to the study of law in the office of his 
uncle, D. A. Covington. Later he took a finishing course in the Univer- 
sity Law School, and was admitted to the bar in 1893. He located at 
Danbury, Stokes comity, where he practiced for a year and a half. In 
1895 he moved to Louisburg, and has lived there continuously since. 

Although actively interested in ])olitics, he never allowed his name to 
be used until he consented to become a candidate for the Legislature 
from Franklin county in 1907. He was elected by a majority of seven- 
teen hundred and fifty and served with distinction. He was particularly 
responsible for the big advance made in the care of the State's unfortu- 

Ill 1908 Mr. Bickett was urged by friends to become a candidate for 
Attorney-General, but he declined that honor until in the Charlotte 
Convention the pressure became overwhelming, and he finally consented 
to his nomination. He was elected and entered office in 1909. At all 
tin)es he has sacrificed his personal self for duty and his office has been 
maintained with traditional dignity. He has argnied before the Supreme 
Court, in behalf of the State, more than three hundred cases, and in 
the opinions of the court are found frequent quotations and appreciative 
allusions to his argtunent. He has been adviser to every department of 
the State Government. While his o])iiiions are highly regarded because 
of their legal authority they have been, ]ierhaps, of greater value because 
of the clear and common sense way in which he approaches all ques- 
tions. As Attorney-General he has been called upon to appear in most 
important His description of the dissolution of the American 
Tobacco Company was so apt that it was used throughout the country. 

Xorth Carolina is fortunate in having as prospective Governor for 
the ensuing tci-m so representative and forceful a character. A lawyer, 
an o]itimist, a scliolar and a gcntlcinan of the old school — Thomas W. 


Democrat — son of North Carolina 



1'k(i,mi.\knt AjioNfi Kai.kicjii s Icailiiig (/itizciis ;ui(l t'Di'cuinsI in evpry- 
lliiiig eoiiccniing its growtli and devclopmeiif, is a man wlio, ihougli 
born in Alanianco county, was n^ared in this city, witli which lie lias 
grown during the past fifty years. Jesse Griffin Ball was Ixirn a I 
Orahani, Xorth Carolina, June 25, 1S62, his parents, John T. and 
Laura ((irifhn) Ball, rcniioving lici'c wiien he was an infant. He is a 
descendant from English ancestry on his father's side, wiiile maternally 
he is of Scotch linage, the forefathei-s of both his parents having settled 
in Virginia in the early days of this country's history. From there 
they moved to North Carolina, settled near New Bern. 

Jesse G. Ball attended the Kaleigh Public Schools and the Eastman 
Business College of Poughkeepsie, New York, before engaging in the 
grocery and supply business. In 1801 he embarked in business on his own 
account, the medium being a retail grocery store. Mr. Ball in 1898 
organized the J. (J. Ball Company, Avholesale grocers, one of the pioneers 
in the State in that line. Under the supervision and active manage- 
ment of Mr. Ball the company's business has grown until it now ranks 
as one of the leading wholesale grocery concerns in the South. The 
company's trade extends to all parts of North Carolina. 

In addition to his interests as President and General Manager of the 
J. G. Ball Company, Mr. Ball is President of the Mutual Building and 
Loan Association and is a charter member of the Merchants National 
Bank, of. which institution he was one of the organizers. He is a mem- 
ber of the Capital Club, the Country Club and the Neuseoco Fishing 
Club. He has a State-wide reputation as an angler, having cast in 
waters near and far. He also enjoys motoring and delights in taking 
extended automobile trips. 

Mr. Ball was married in 1886 to Miss Lavinia Kreth, datighter of 
Joseph Kreth, who was a ])roniinent merchant of Raleigh fifty years 
ago. By faith Mr. Ball is an Episcopalian, and is a member of the 
Church of the Good Shepherd where, with the exception of a brief inter- 
val, he was a vestryman for more than twenty-five years. 

Mr. Ball has been a very prominent figure in the civic life of this 
city. He served for a number of years as Commissioner of the Sinking 
Fund, and has at all times taken a deep interest in matters pertaining 
to the development of the city's commercial and industrial resources as 
Avcll as to progressive construction in municipal affairs. He was an 
earnest advocate of the many recent civic improvements, as well as inno- 
vations of previous years. Himself a thorough student of business con- 
ditions and well read in most matters, he has given thought and effort 
to every movement for the betterment of Raleigh, its resources and 


Business man— lover of good books 



In the place of his birth \V. (_'. J)oughiss liad no choice, but he did 
select the State in which to make his future home, North Carolina being 
accorded that honor. He lived for many years in Montgomery and 
Moore counties before coming to the conclusion that while he had chosen 
wisely as to this State, he had overlooked Kalcigh as its ideal city. 
This error of commission he rectified in 1896, when he moved here and 
became a member of the Kaleigii Bar, he having been engaged in the 
practice of law twenty years ]ircvions at Ti'oy ;iii(l Ciu'thage, North 

William Campbell Douglass was born at Pleasant Hill, Georgia, No- 
vember 17, 1852. His father was Doctor John (\ and his mother, Sarah 
Isabelle (Birch) Douglass. He attended Georgia Public Schools and 
Collingsworth Institute, of Talbottson, Ga., before coming to this State, 
where he studied law under Marmaduke S. Kobins, of xVsheboro. After 
being admitted to the bar he practiced law, first at Troy and later at 

Mr. Douglass is recognized as one of the leaders of his profession in 
this State. The firm of Douglass & Douglass, in whicli his son, Clyde 
A. Douglass, is associated witli him, handles an immense amount of legal 
business, especially damage suits. Their practice extends from the 
State courts to the Federal courts, including the United States Supreme 
Court at Washington. Mr. Douglass appeared before the latter tribunal 
in the largest personal injury recovery in the legal history of this 
State; that of Duval v. the Seaboard Air Line Kailway, in wliich the 
plaintifl' was awarded tiiirty thousand dollars. 

Although never an office-seeker, Mr. Douglass has twice served tlie 
State in official positions. He was Solicitor of the Eighth Judicial Dis- 
trict more than twenty years ago, and was a member of the State Legis- 
lature from Wake county in 1907 and 1908. While his extensive 
practice has required most of his time and attention, he has never- 
theless been very active in the cause of Democracy. He is an earnest 
advocate of good roads and an enthusiastic worker for jjrohibition. 

Mr. Douglass is a Past (irand Master of the Independent Order of 
Odd Fellows of North Carolina, and has served as Grand Representa- 
tive to the Sovereign Grand Lodge. Lie is a member of the Masonic 
Order, of the Order of lleiitasophs, the Jr. O. U. A. M., and the Koyal 
Arcanum. He is affiliated witli the First Baptist Cliurcli. 

His wife was formerly Miss Josie Tysor, of Chatham county. They 
have three daughters: Mrs. William Hayes of Kinston, and Mrs. Theo. 
Richards, Jr., and Miss Nellie Marguerite Douglass, of Raleigh, and 
five sons, the Reverend John J. Douglass, of Blenheim, S. C. ; William 
Birch Douglass, of Kinston; Dr. S. E. Douglass, of Mount Gilead; Joe 
C. Douglass, of Beanfoi't, and Clyde A Douglass, a ]u-OMiinent young 
attorney of this city. 


Day dreams 



It is a wei.i.-knoww i-ai't in imisical circles iii;ir iinicli of the inusiciil 
culture tliat obtains in the United States todav is due in great paiM to 
the conscientious and sincere work of (iernian teachers, and of this type 
there is no more conspicuous example than Professor Gustav Hagedorn. 

Born in Germany, April 13, 1.S79, he came to this country at the age 
of six and spent his boyhood at Cincinnati, Ohio, where he received 
his first musical education. For five years he was connected with the 
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Van Der Stuckcn. 
l)laying the viola and first violin. In 1909 Professor Hagedorn re- 
turned to the home of his birth and sjn'iit tlie winter of 1909-1910 sludy- 
ing violin and composition. 

It was in 190G that Ualeigii first came I(j know I'rofessor Hagedorn 
thi'ough his acceptance of an invitation to take charge of the violin 
depai-tment and teach harmony in Meredith College. Me was made 
Dean of the School of Music in 1911, a jiosition which he resigned to 
go into private business several years later. 

Among the many notable musical achievements for which Professor 
Hagedorn is responsible was the formation of a students' orchestra 
which gave a number of very ])raiseworthy performances. . For two 
years he was conductor of the Raleigh Choral Society, and has for 
four years been Director of Music in the State University Sumnu^r 
School. He organized and trained the Raleigh chorus in the presenta- 
tion of tlie opera "Faust" hy the stars of the Metro])olitan Opera Com- 
pany during the recent May Musical Festival and conducted the Metro- 
politan Opera House Orchestra in the performance. The chorus which 
consisted of one hundred voices was adniilledly the best ever heard in 
this State. 

Professor Hagedorn was married in 1909 to Miss Elizalicili 1). IJurtt. 
They have one child. Miss Klizabelh Burtt Hagedorn. He is a 
member of the Baptist Tabernacle Church and of tin; Masonic Order. 

To Professor Hagedorn more than any other one man is due ci-edit for 
the great musical uplift in this State. He is not only a finished musician 
but withal a gentleman of the highest type. During his ten yeai-s 
residence in this city he has made himself beloved, not only for his 
wonderful accomplishments in the musical life r)f North Caridina, bnl 
also for his many sterling atti'ibutes of charactei', which iiavc made the 
people of his adopted home ]ir(ind to cdaim him as their ally in the 
desire for higher culture. 


Musician — musical director 



EuwAKii Llkwki.i.yn Tkavis is tlio Tiiiith of his iiauie, in direct line, 
from that Echvanl Travis who, ])rior to 1638, marriod the heiress, Ann 
iJohnson, of Jamestown Island. His forbears, C"ol. Edward (Miam])ion 
Travis, member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1752 to 1765; 
Col. Drury Stith; Richard Stanford, in Congress from 1796 to 1S16; 
Judge Benjamin Waller of Willamsbui-g, Virginia (whose ancestor, 
Richard Waller, .so distinguished himself in the battle of Agincourt by 
taking prisoner the Duke of Orleans, Commander-in-Chief of the French 
army, that he received from Tlenry the Fifth a crest of the Arms of 
France hanging by a ribbon from a walnut tree, with the motto " llivfc 
Fructus Virtuiis") ; and Edward Travis, Captain in the Revolutionary 
Navy, did notable work in the making of our great country. 

Edward L. Travis was born at "Baughs," Brunsw-ick county, Virginia, 
the si.xth day of June, 1S66. His mother, Mary Clarke, was the daugh- 
ter of Edwin T. Clarke of "Conoeonara Hall," Halifax county. North 
Carolina. His early education was largely directed by an aunt, Eliza- 
beth Harrison Clarke, a highly educated and widely traveled woman. 
At the age of fourteen, young Travis went into the office of the Clerk of 
the Superior Court of Halifa.x county, where he soon became Deputy 
Clerk, which position he held until he resigned to practice law. He 
pursued his law course inider an able lawyer, Robt. O. Burton, with 
whom he maintained a j)artn<'rsiiip until the latter moved to .Vshland, 

About the time of his marriage to Miss Jennie Outlaw (irady, of 
Halifax, North Carolina, in 1S04, he was elected Chairman of the 
Democracy of Halifax County. Afterward, he was County Attorney 
and served several terms as State Senator. He has been a member of 
the State Democratic Executive Committee for sixteen years. Always 
alert in the interest of his party, he did nnudi toward saving the State 
for "White Supremacy" in ISltS. In 1911 (Jovernor Kitchin ajipointed 
Mr. Travis a member of the North Carolina Cor]ioration Commission. 
In 1913 he was elected to the same office, and in 1015 he was re-elected 
for six years. Since 1913 he has been Chairman of the Commission, 
and has argued and won many difficult cases, both in the courts and 
before the Interstate Commerce Commission. 

Mr. Travis is an able lawyer, a member of the State Bar Associa- 
tion, a Methodist, a Shriner, and a member of the Raleigh Country 
Club, where he takes his recreation at golf. He has two sons, who are 
at the University of North Carolina, Edward L., Jr., an api)lieant for 
A. B. and LL. B., degrees in 191S; and Louis Grady, a sophomore. 


Friend of the masses 




From a i'hi.ntkk'.s dkvii, t(j Chief of Police, .sums iiii the life story of 
C. F. KooiU!e who has found time, when not engaged in those vocations, 
to set type, edit a newspaper, solieit newspaper advertising throughout 
thirty-two States, engage in the furniture business and serve as Magis- 
trate. In his spare tijne lie has developed into a fairly expert fisherman 
and hunter, become as.sociated with more than a dozen fraternal organi- 
zations and made all with whom he has conic in contact call him friend. 

Charles Franklin Koonce was born at Eichland, Onslow county, 
September 4th, 1875. His parents moved to Raleigh when he was a 
mere child and his first memories are of this city. While still a boy 
he decided to become a printer, a trade at wliich he worked in Raleigh 
for a number of years before going to Kinston, where he founded and 
was one of the editors of the Morninij Xfiirii. He retired from the news 
end of the newsjiaiK-r field to become connected with the mechanical 
department of the Mutual Publishing Company. He was later asso- 
ciated with the Progressive Farmer as Advertising Solicitor, in which 
capacity he traveled over the greater part of the United States. In 
1907 Mr. Koonce entered the furniture business with his brother in 
Raleigh. He followed that vocation until 1912, when he was elected a 
Magistrate of Raleigh Township. In N'ovenilier, 1915, he was elected 
Chief of Police, of the city of Raleigh, by the Board of Commissioners 
and is now serving a two year term in that office. 

From pieing type to stalking the wary criminal is a far cry, but 
Chief Koonce entered upon his duties as the head of the Raleigh Police 
Department with the same energy, earnestness of purpose and supreme 
confidence in himself that marked his entry into his first newspaper 
office. The result is shown in one of the most efficient police adminis- 
trations that Raleigh has had for many years. To him is due great 
credit for the present very comprehensive traffic ordinance and its en- 

The Raleigh Police Department now has tiie most thorouglily dis- 
ciplined force in the history of the organization. It is composed of 
thirty-two officers, with two captains. The work of patrolling the city 
is divided into three reliefs of eight hours each. 

Chief Koonce is a member of the National Association of Chiefs of 
Police, an organization whose aim it is to further the betterment of police 
administration throughout the country. He is a member of the Masonic 
Order and is a Shriner, and is a member of Manteo Lodge and of the 
Encampment of Odd Fellows, the Knights of Pythias, the Junior Order 
of United American Mechanics, the Modern Woodmen of America, the 
Royal Arcanum, the Raleigh Typographical Union, the Chamber of 
Commerce and the Raleigh Funiitui-e Dealers' Association. He is con- 
nected with the Central Methodist Church. 

While living in Kinston Chief Koonce was married to Miss Lossie 
Linwood Moore of that place, in January, lOO:]. They have one son, 
Charles Franklin Koonce, Jr. 


'If you go a-catching, catch it" — and he does 



"To SEE BETTER, sec Siiiiiglcr" is an adinoiiltioii on many sign boards 
in and about Kaleigh, l)Ut this advice is fast bwoniing unnecessai-y, ow- 
ing to the prominence which A. G. Spingler has gained as an o])tometrist 
dining the ten years he has been in business in this city. 

Albert Gottlieb Spingler was born at Xe\v|jort, Rhode Island, March 
;30th, 1S61. After a preliminary education in his home city he entered 
the Philadelphia School of Optometry. Upon his graduation in 1881 
he traveled for a number of years through Canada and Mexico as well 
as the United States. Before coming to Raleigh in 1906 he was for 
five years manager of a large jewelry and o])tieal business in Xew 
York City. 

Dr. Spingler has by efficiency and unfailing courtesy established him- 
self as one of the leading oi)tometrists in North ('aroliua. Thoroughly 
well versed and experienced in his business, he has the unbounded con- 
fidence of the people of his adopted city, into the commercial and social 
life of which he has entered enthusiastically. 

As President of the North Carolina Prison Aid Association Dr. 
Spingler is at the head of an organization, numbering seven thousand 
persons, whose aim is to befriend the inmates of prisons throughout the 
State. The association is responsible for the passage of the North Caro- 
lina law ])rohibiting the incarcerating of boys under fourteen years of 
age with other criminals. He is Secretary of the Raleigh Juvenile 
Association and Treasurer of the Raleigh Recreation Commission, in 
the work of which he takes a decided interest. He is a member of Christ 
Church and is Superintendent of Saint Saviour's Chapel Sunday School. 

As a member of the Governing Board of the Chamber of Commerce 
and through his affiliation with the Merchants' Association, he takes 
a deep interest in every movement for the advancement of North Caro- 
lina's Capital City. He is quite prominent in Masonic circles, having 
taken both the Scottish and York Rites of the Order. Not only is he 
an Odd Fellow, but is also a member of the Grand Lodge I. O. O. F. He 
is greatly interested in the orphanage work of both orders in this State, 
especially that of the Odd Fellows Orphanage at Goldsboro, to which 
he has devoted a great deal of time and effort. 

Dr. Springier has two sons, Albert G., Jr., of Philadelphia, and John 
Irving, of Franklin, Indiana; and one daughter. Miss Kathrina Adelia, 
now a student at the Salem Female Academy. 


^ 6^ 

Benefactor to sight 



What the akciiitectikai, profession and the State of South Carolina 
lost the insurance business and Xorth Carolina gained when C. T. 
McClenaghan decided to make Raleigh his home. And this city and 
State have cause to feel proud over the acquisition of a citizen who has 
created so ])rofound an inipi-ession u])i)n the business life of his adopted 

Although a South Carolinian hy birth, Mr. McClenaghan is a descen- 
dant of North Carolina's early .settlers, which probably accounts for his 
leaving the State of his nativity to nuike his home here. This was in 
1904, the year of his graduation from the Porter Military Academy at 
Charleston, S. C. He had taken a course in architecture and mechani- 
cal draughting, but after visiting Raleigh was so impressed with this 
city's advantages that he reconsidered his determination to become an 
architect and instead came here and went into tiie insurance business 
with John C. Drewry. His first efforts were devoted to life insurance, 
which he handled exclusively for five years. He next took up casualty 
and fire insurance, in which he found that his knowledge of architec- 
ture stood him in good stead. So diligently did he apply himself that 
from a novice in the insurance field he worked his way to the Chief 
( 'lerksliip of Mr. Drewry's office. 

Mr. McClenaghan is now General Manager of the Tar Heel Company, 
which sells every form of insurance issued, including life, fire, burglary, 
casualty, liability, health, bonding, automobile and scores of others. 

C. Trenholm McClenaghan was bom in Florence, S. C, November 
5, 1886 ; the son of J. II. and Portia Bacot McClenaghan. He is a 
nephew of the late Col. William J. Saunders, of Raleigh, with whom 
he was visiting at tlie time he decided to make this city liis home. He 
was married here April 14, 1914, to Miss Amelia Whitaker. They 
have one daughter, Miss -Marian Trenholm McClenaghan. He is an 
Episcopalian by faith and a member of Christ Church. 

Hunting and fishing are Mr. McClenaghan's favorite diversions. He 
is especially fond of goose and duck hunting along tlio shores of Eastern 
Carolina, a sport which he maintains ecpials that to be found in any 
l)art of the world. 

Mr. McClenaghan is a Thirty-Second Degree Mason, an Order which 
has conferred a number of honors upon him. He is a Past Master of 
the William G. Hill Lodge, No. 218, and is District Deputy Grand 
Master of the Fifteenth Masonic District which embraces Wake county. 
He is an enthusiastic worker in the Chamber of Commerce and gets 
his recreation at the Country Club, of which he is a member. He is 
active in the Y. M. C. A., and an ex-member of tlie Board of Directors 
of that organization. 


Waiting for a mallard 



A'ati're was especiai.i.v generous witli A. H. Coble, eiidowiMg him 
with both artistic and imisieal talent, and lie in appreciation has de- 
veloped them both until now he is not only an artistic photographer 
but a thorough musician. While he does not have the time to devote 
to music that he would like, Mr. Coble is recognized as one of extraor- 
dinary ability as a ])erfornier on both string and wind instruments. 
Although a stranger to Raleigh until a few months ago, he has by his 
pleasing personality, his artistic sense, and his unusual inclinations, 
become well and pojnihirly known in tlic brief time he has made this 
city his home. 

Albert Henry Coble was born at Vanceboro, X. C, September 28, 
1880, the son of Wesley Milton and Georgia (Culpepper) Coble. He 
attended the public schools of Vanceboro and the Trenton, X. C., lligli 
Scjiool before taking uji the study of pliotography under his father at 
Kinston. Tlie ])liotographic instinct was natural with him, his father 
liaving been in that business for thirty years. He does not know from 
whom he inlierited his musical talent, but at an age when most boys 
are ))laying marbles young Coble was endeavoring to become a musician. 
That he has succeeded is evident from the fact that lie is not only an 
accomplished performer on the violin and cornet, but is also acquainted 
with a great many other musical instruments. He was Chief Musician 
of the Second Regiment, North Carolina Band, stationed at Kinston be- 
fore coming to Raleigh. This position he held at the encaiii]Mneiit of 
the Xorth Carolina troops in 1914 at Augusta, Ga., at which time the 
Augusta ])apers jiaid the band the compliment of being the best regi- 
mental l«iiid ever iieard in that city. 

Mr. Coble was married in October, 1904, to Miss Zula Rogers, of 
Swansboro, X. C. They have two sons, Albert J. and Vernon Ferrall 
and two daughters, Catherine and Georgia. 

Mr. Coble's avocations are music and baseball, but while he is very 
fond of cheering for the home team nothing (piite approaches liis love 
toi- music. He is a member of tlie Woodmen of the World ami in his 
religious affiliations is a Methodist. 

Mr. Coble came to Raleigh as successor to the late M. W. Tyree, 
who was conceded to be one of the most artistic photographers of the 
South. To u])liold that reputation was the task confronting Mr. Coble 
on his arrival, but with no misgivings as to the outcome he took charge 
of the business, retaining the name "Tyree Studio." Since that time 
lie has not only proven his ability, but has made a host of admirers who 
see in his work most beautiful e.NanipIes of modern ]ihotography. With 
liim it is not only a business but an art, with every subject pre.seiiting 
an oii])ortunity for an artistic triumph. He is an idealist, a lover of 
tlie beautiful and a true artist. 


Artist — musician 




"Smile and the woki.d siiiiles witli you," lias been the lifelong iiKtitu 
of James J. Tliouias, bettor known as "Jim," who smiles in times of 
adversity as well as in moments of gladness. Although a very busy 
man, having besides business interests, exereised his artistic and niusieal 
talents, to say nothing of being a most enthusiaslie motorist, he has at 
all times lived up to that motto. 

James J. Thomas was born in Raleigh, December ;i()tli, 1SS5, tlie son 
of the late Captain J. J. Thomas, and Mrs. Lula O. (Felt) Thomas. 
He attended the public schools and the Raleigh Male Academy before 
entering Wake Forest College and the University of Xorth Carolina. He 
was also a student of the National School of Art, New York City, where 
he studied cartooning. A numbei' of his cartoons have been published 
in local papers and have been highly comijlimented. 

Mr. Thomas has, since a boy, been an accomplished ])erformer on the 
violin as well as a singer of merit. He has been heard as baritone 
soloist of the choir of the First Baptist Church, and as a member of tlie 
Raleigh C'horal Society. .Vmoiig tiie musical organizations of wliich 
he has been a member are the Meredith College Orchestra, the Saint 
Mary's College Orchestra, the Third Regiment Band, the Wake Forest 
College Glee Club and the University of North Carolina Glee Club, in 
the latter two oi'ganizations be was leader of the orchestra. While in 
New York ho was a member of the (^olumbia University Philhainmnic 
Society, in which organization he played first violin. 

Mr. Thomas started his business career in 1909 with the Commercial 
National Bank, and was Manager of the Transit Department when he 
resigned in 1916. He incorporated with Mr. John C. McDonald the 
firm of McDonald and Tliomas. Both he and Mr. McDonald are of the 
hustling, aggressive type of young men. They have recently opened a 
very Jiandsome store in Mr. Thomas' building on Wilmington street. 
where they have a most complete stock of paints, varnishes, enamels, 
brushes and ])ainters' supplies. Their other lines include hardwood 
floors, fly screens, weather stri])s. metal columns and builders' hardware. 

Mr. Thomas is also interested in tlie Caraleigh Cotton Mills, Commer- 
cial National Hank, Raleigh Cotton Mills and the Raleigh Ba.seball Club. 
He is a memb<'r of the Zeta Fsi Fraternity, Chairman of the House 
Committee of the Raleigh Country Club, Milburnie Fishing Club, Cham- 
ber of Commerce, Treasurer of the Raleigh Rotary Club and Editor of 
Rotor If Cog. 

Mr. Thomas was married January Tth, 191,'), to Miss Helen Hurt 
Farish, of Winston-Salem, after a romantic courtshi]). wiiich extended 
from Raleigh to Montreal, Canada. They have a daughter. Miss 
Annette, born Se])tember 2r)th, 191 (i. 

A thorough sportsman who is enthusiastic in regard to outdoor life, 
Mr. Thomas is a baseball and football fan. Iinnler. fisherman, and is 
especially interested in dogs, fresh air and sunshine, although automo- 
biles and louring form his greatest bobby. 


Next to his wife and baby Jimmy loves — well you see for yourself 



J. E. O'DoNXELi. may well have !h'<'1i the subject of the poet's song 
when he sang "My father and mother were Irish and I am Irish, too," 
for, notwithstanding I he fact that he was born on American soil, the 
names and birthplaces of both his parents bear witness to his being a 
son of Erwin. His father, ilichael O'Donnell, hailed from County 
Clare, while his mother, Margaret McGinness, was born in County Gal- 
way, made famous in Irish songs and stories. They arrived at about the 
same time in the land of the free and were married in New York State, 
later moving westward and settling near Ada, Michigan. It was here 
that John Edward O'Donnell was born, February 28, 1S66. His early 
years were spent in tilling the soil at such times as he was not attending 
the public school in Ada. He then attended the Grand Rapids High 
School and, believing his business education incomplete, he became a 
student in a business college at the same place. 

From 18.S6 until 1S99 Mr. O'Donnell engaged in the retail shoe busi- 
ness in Grand Kapids. In the latter year he joined the sales force of 
the National Cash Kegister Company of Dayton, Ohio, and was given 
the State of North Carolina as his territory. At that time the company, 
which has since achieved a world-wide reputation, was but little known 
in this State, and to Mr. O'Donnell was assigned the task of introducing 
their product in North Carolina. How well he has made good can 
easily be appreciated by the fact that since his occupation of the terri- 
tory he has in one year sold over one hundred thousand dollars worth 
of cash registers. This concern manufactures ninety per cent of the 
cash registers used throughout the world and has steadily grown from 
one small building into a plant covering many acres and furnishing 
employment to thousands of people. The local office, of which Mr. 
O'Donnell is at the head, has grown with the industry, and now has a 
force of eight salesmen covering sixty counties. 

The National Cash Register Company was not alone in its good foi-- 
tune when J. E. O'Donnell joined its ranks, for by so doing he became a 
citizen of Raleigh and mie of whom this city and State may be justly 

Mr. O'Donnell is, in its strictest sense, an apostle of the simple life. 
He gets the utmost enjoyment out of his familj' associations and spends 
much of his leisure time in their midst. He enjoys outdoor sports, 
especially horse-racing and baseball, and is also an ardent devotee of 
Nimrod. He loves nature and owns a farm near Grand Kapids, which lie 
often visits. 

In July, 1900, Mr. OT)oniiell was married to Miss Queenie Winn, 
of Grand Rapids. They have two sons, John Burke and Hubert Hay- 
wood, and three daughters. Misses Margaret, Kathleen and Dorothy 





Expounding on the merits of the "National" 



TiiK KACT 'riiAT iiK IS ii Fuiiciiil Diivcioi' is fiilircK- iucitleiitiil in tli(< 
life of Fill) P. Hrrnvii, wliosc clicci-ful dis])ositioii :nid sunny smile bclit' 
the old tlicoi'v that an nndcrlakcr should always lypil'y a piclurc of 

He believes that it is life that really nialtei-s and refuses to allow liis 
business associations to cliange his view[)oint or make him dilTereni 
from his fellows. 

The business is one that lias been handed d<iwn from father to son 
through three generations. It was established in l.SISO by his grand- 
father, 11. J. Brown, and has been known since as the H. J. Brown 
Company, Funeral Directors. It passed from him to John W. Brown. 
who conducted it for forty years before his death in 1914. Again the 
concern pa.ssed from father to son and Fab I*. Brown took u]) its 

Before that time he had been engaged in the real estate business and 
for seven years was Secretai'y of the Raleigh Real Estate and Trust 

Fabius Porter Brown was born in this city. .Viigust 2:i, 187;!, the son 
of John W. and Anna Bell Porter Brown. He attended the Raleigh 
public schools, and the Morson and Denson Academy, where he received 
his mental i)rei)aration for Trinity College at Durham. He graduated 
from that institution with a degree of A.B. and considerable prestige as 
a football player, having been a half-back on the eleven the year that 
Trinity was conceded the football championship of the South. While 
he is very modest in that regard, it is said by his friends that Fab was in 
a great measure resjionsible for the fine showing made by his team that 

Mr. Brown has been twice married. His first wife, who was Miss 
Lena Wynne of Raleigh, died in 191,3. He afterwards married Miss 
Flo Broome of Wa.xhaw, N. C. He, like his forefathers, is a Methodist 
and is a member of the Edenton Street Church. 

Mr. Brown takes an active part in the work of the Raleigh ('hamber 
of Commerce, the Merchants ^Association and the Rotary Club. He is a 
member of the Cajiitol Club, the Coinitry Club, the J. 6. U. A. M., and 
is also an Odd Fellow. 

Fishing, which probably has more followers than any other sport in 
this section, claims Mr. Brown for one of its own. and it is doubtful if 
there is a more enthusiastic angler in Xorth Carolina. It is with pure 
delight that he shoulders his rod and hies away to some placid ])0ol, 
and be it said to his credit that he seldom returns empty-handed. 

As a member of the Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club he has 
proved by his untiring zeal in every progressive step made by the city 
in many years, that there is no more enthusiastic -citizen or one who has 
the interest of Raleigh more at heart than Fab P. Brown. 


Buzzing along on a nice, clean stretch 



Fko.m Bi vixu cottox to selling life insurance may seem a far cry. but 
it was ouly a logical step in the career of E. C McGinnis. General Agent 
of the Xew England Mutual Life Insurance Company for the State of 
Xorth Carolina. In 1912 Mr. McGinnis, who had until that time been 
engaged in cotton brokerage in Charlotte and Raleigh, became interested 
in the insurance business and cast about for a company representing his 
ideals. In his search he found that the Xew England Mutual Life had 
been represented here in 1905 and 1906, but had withdrawn from this 
State. The more he considered the matter the more firmly he became 
convinced that it was the coni])any with which he wished to become 
associated. A trip to Boston, the company's home, followed, and after 
a thirty-five days persuasion the Xew England company was again in 
Xorth Carolina with Mr. McGinnis as (Jeneral Agent. Xeither it nor 
Mr. McGinnis has had reason to regret the second invasion of the 
insurance field in this State, their business during the past four years 
having exceeded the fondest expectations. By the exercise of untiring 
energy, progressiveness and thoughtfulness of detail, Mr. McGinnis has 
built for his company and himself a clientage that speaks volumes for 
the company's princi]des and his business ability, and predicts for him 
a most successful career in his chosen field. 

In seeking connection in the insurance business Mr. McGinnis was 
careful to select a company that represents what he believes to be the 
highest form of life insurance: mutuality. This feattire is emphasized by 
the Xew England Mutual Life, every policy liolder being recognized as 
a member of the company. 

The Xew England Mutual Life is tiie nldest mutual life insurance 
company in this comitry, having been chartered in 1.S3."). During its 
long career, wonderful |>rogre.«s has been made along all lines of insur- 
ance practice, as is evident from a comparison of the policies of present 
issue and those issued twenty or more years ago. 

Eugene C. McGinnis was born in Mecklenburg county, August 26, 
1872. Before engaging in the insurance business he had Ix-en a cotton 
broker of Charlotte and Kaleigh, and has been well known here for 
fifteen years. When not talking insurance he occasionally finds time 
for hunting, of which he is very fond. He also enjoys baseball and fre- 
quently plays golf at tlie Country Club, of which he is a memlx>r. He 
belongs to the Capitol Club and is a member of the Masonic Order, and 
is a Shriner. 

Since choosing this city as his home he has evinced great interest 
in the civic welfare. He is thorougiily progressive and a valuable 
acquisition to the business life of Raleigh as well as to the Xew Eng- 
land Mutual Life" Insurance Company. 


A preacher of the gospel of good investment 




A MEMBER ()!•■ 'IMK Xoi'tli Ciwuliiiii Hill' III 21, a pjx'ariiig' before the 
.Supreme Court of the Uniied States at 24, and a member of the State 
Legislature at 25, Clyde A. Douglass has, in the six years in wliieh he 
has been in the pnblic- eye, achieved a State-wide prominence that pre- 
dicts for him a brilliant future in the legal and political life of North 
Carolina. Mr. Douglass, who lias not yet attained his 27th birthday, is 
known as one of the brightest and most thorough students of law among 
the younger members of the legal fraternity of Raleigh, with the ])r()s- 
pect of a life of great usefulness to the city, the State, and himself. 

Clyde Augustus Douglass was born at Carthage, North Carolina, De- 
cember 23, 1889, tiie son of William C. and Josie (Tysor) Douglass. 
When he was six years of age he moved with his parents to this city 
where he attended the public schools and the Raleigh Male Academy. 
Inheriting a love for the law from his father, he entered the law dejjart- 
ment of the University of North Carolina, from which he graduated in 
1010. He was admitted to tlie bar in Pebruary, 1911, and at once be- 
came associated witli hi.s falher under the firm name of Douglass & 
Douglass. The junior -membor of the firm was licensed to appear before 
the United States Supreme Cotirt in 1914, as early as he could possibly 
secure that honor. 

Mr. Douglass is a member of the State Legislature, having been elected 
for the term of 1915 and 1916. In the 1915 session of the General 
Assembly he was a cous])icuons member of the of Representatives, 
serving as Chairman of the Committee on ('orporations, besides being a 
member of a number of othci- important committees. He attracted con- 
siderable favorable attention by his o])position to the bill allowing women 
to serve as notaries public. The bill wa.s passed by one vote, the count 
.standing 52 votes for and 51 against the mea!sure. In the first instance 
of a woman being appointed a notary public, a test case was made in 
which the State Supreme Court ruled the law unconstitutional, thereby 
upholding his contention. 

Mr. Douglass is a member of the North Carolina Bar ^Association, the 
Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Royal Arcanum and of the 
Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. He is affiliated with the First Baptist 
Church. As diversions, he is fond of baseball, hunting and fishing. The 
last-named sport he likes particularly well and spends several weeks each 
year at Beaufort, angling for mackerel, trout, blue fish, and sheepshead. 
He has a motor boat at Beaufort and spends the greater part of his 
vacations on the water. 


Thorough in detail, efficient in big things 



On June 27, 1!)()4, a young juiin sU'pped from a train onto Ralcigli 
soil for the first time. He was from Missouri and was seeking a loca- 
tion in North Carolina with a "show me" attitude, which is said to be 
an attribute of the people of that State. So well was he shown that Dr. 
Harold Glascock decided that the evidence was all in favor of Raleigh 
and immediately opened an office here for tlie practice of osteopathy. 

One of the pioneers in osteoi)athic practice in Xortii Carolina, Dr. 
Glascock was the first prominent member of that i)iofession in Raleigh. 
He was at first handica|)]>('d by traditional prejudice, but by his sincerity 
of purpose, thorough skill, and charming personality stirmoiuited all 
obstacles until now liis name is known tln'oughout tlie State as a leader 
in his profession. 

Dr. Glascock was born neai' Hannibal, Mis.souri. May 14, ISSO. Hi 
attended the public and high scliool of Hannibal before entering the 
American Scliool of Osteopathy at Kirksvillc, Missouri. In 1910 he 
entered the Chicago College of Medicine, from which he gradiuited in 
1913, thus giving him the degree of M.D as well as D.O. During 
the past three years he has specialized in surgery, a science in which 
he has a State-wide reputation. 

Dr. Glascock was one of the founders and charter members of the 
North Carolina Osteopathic Society, an organization which he has 
served as President. He is also a member of the American Osteopathic 
Association. It was in a great measure due to his enthusiasm that the 
bill recognizing the practice of osteopathy in North Carolina was 
passed by the Legislature in 1907. Prior to that time there was no 
legal recognition of the profession, although osteopathy had been 
practiced in this State for a number of years. Dr. Glascock has the 
honor of having been a member of the first State Board of Examination 
and Registration in Osteopathy. 

One of the greatest achievements in Dr. Glascock's career was the 
founding of the Mary Elizabeth Hospital of Raleigh. This institution, 
of which he is Chief Surgeon, does credit to the city as well as to the 
surgical profession. 

Dr. Glascock was married June 2.">th, 190,s, to Miss Jessie Lee May- 
hugh, of Rotliville, Missouri. They have two sons: Harold W. and 
Spencer Brown. 

In his religious afHliations Dr. Glascock is a Methodist and a member 
of the Edenton Street Methodist Church. He is a member of the 
Masonic Order and a Past Master of Raleigh Lodge No. 500. During 
the twelve years in which he has made this city his home he has evinced 
a decided spirit of progressiveness and has taken great interest in all 
things pertaining to the civic welfare. 


Friend of the weak — helper of the sick 



C'oMHiN'i.\(i LiTEKAKV iiiid (■(iniiin'i'cial genius willi uiccliaiiicul abilily, 
J. VV. Weaver, President and (ieneral Manager of the Commercial 
I'rinling C'oni])any, has risen f'r(nn a typesettei' id tlio head of one of 
file most ettieient boolv and catalogue |)rinting plants in the Soutii. 
Early training in life has enabled him to de\'ote attention to the more 
artistic side of the ])i'inliiig business, as well as the proi)er methods of 
efKcieney and ottice nianagcinent, tiiat insure siu'cess in all manufac- 
turing enter])rises. 

Although dobn Willis Weaver can trace his ancestry back to Scliatf- 
hausen, Switzerland, and can point to the oi'iginal jjapers signed by 
William Pcnn granting a tract of the "garden s])ot" in Lancaster county, 
Pa., to his ancestor Hans Weber (being translated, John Weaver), 
"the emigrant," eight generations back, he chose Gloucester county, \'a., 
as a better plaeeto be born, March 31, 1870. 

He was educated at Summerville Academy and at Squires English 
and Classical School in Ricliuiond, where he also studied art, under 
Miss Beruice Knott. In order that the mechanical part of his edu- 
cation be not neglected he took a course in mechanical engineering 
with Scranton College, of Scranton, Pa. His first work was with the 
Richmond Cliriaiicni Ailrocide and he was later connected with the 
mechanical departments of the Richmond Times, the Baltimore Ameri- 
can and Whittet A: Shepjicrson, of Richmond, Va. 

Mr. Weaver came to Raleigh in 1905, buying a half interest in a small 
plant, which was incor])orated two years later as the Commercial Print- 
ing Company. Under his skillful guidance the company has risen in 
size and importance to a place among the leading printing establish- 
ments of the South, and has turned out 'some excellent specimens of the 
printer's art, "Who's Who in Raleigh" being an example. Possessing 
decided literary talent and inclinations, Mr. Weaver has been a fre- 
quent contributor to magazines jiublishcd in the interest of better print- 
ing, and has devised numerous efficiency schemes, charts and labor saving 
methods of determining costs in manufacturing printing. With him the 
pi-inting art is not solely a commercial proposition, the success of which 
can be measured in dollars and cents, but the means of realizing a 
highei' ambition. 

As a member of the Chand)er of Commerce, in the Business Council 
of which he represents the ])rinting industry, and the Rotary Club, Mr. 
Weaver has taken a dee]) intei-est in all uuitters [jcrtaining to the gi'owth 
of Raleigh in municipal aiul commercial lines, thereby making his 
choice of this cit,y as his business s])here very fortunate foi' his adopted 
home as well as for him. He is a member of the Modern Woodmen of 
America and the Royal Arcanum and is a Methodist. 

Mr. Weaver was married to Miss Jeannette Virginia Xash, of Rich- 
mond, \'a., in 1S91, and after her death to Miss Mary Burch Wing- 
field, of Charlottesville, Va., in A])ril, llMl. By his first uuirriage he 
lias one daughter, Mrs. R. N. W\Tine, of Raleigh, and one son, John 
Willis Weaver, dr. He and bis present wife are the ]iarents of one son, 
John Christian Weaver. 


Printer, friend, man 



"Apparkl oi't' rKoci.Ai.Ms THK MAX." siiid Williuui Shakespeare hun- 
dreds of years ago, and he must have known whereof he spoke, for his as- 
sertion has been repeated thousands of times. In fact, that is putting it 
too mildly, for in Kaleigh alone the expression has been used more than 
that by A. C. liinton. Being engaged in the nierchaut tailoring busi- 
ness he also knows what he is talking about and can cite proof witiiout 
end to u]>hold his eontentiou. Granting the remark is true, it follows 
that Mr. Hinton is "some" iiroelaimer, since he has been furnishing 
fastidious youths and their more dignified sires with outer garment's for 
many years, lie is ]H'culiarly adapted to his business in that he is a 
lover of the refined and an excellent judge of styles. With him the 
fitting of men's garments is not only a business, but a pleasure and an 
artistic achievement, the accoinplishinent of which is accompanied by 
a feeling of sartorial triumph. An evidence of the appreciation of his 
efforts to projjerly and fashionably clothe Raleigh's citizens is the fact 
that he is North Carolimi's foremost tailor, turning out more clothes 
each season than any other in the State. 

.\ddison Caswell Hinton, was liorn A|)ril i;]tli, isy.j, in Chatham 
county, tlie son of John Langdoii and Jose])hine (Johnson) Hinton. He 
was left an ori)han early in life, his mother having died when he was 
but a few weeks old, and his father following her within a few years. 
Young Hinton spent most of his early boyhood at Eagle Kock, Wake 
county, where he attended the public and private schools. At seventeen 
years of age he selected Raleigh as the scene of his life-long operations, 
and in casting about for a vocation recalled Shakespeare's words of 
wisdom regarding num's apparel. He decided that any subject worthy 
of notice by the bard of Avon would also interest him, and therefore 
entered a men's clothing establishment where for twenty years he de- 
voted himself to that trade. 

In 1902 he determined to go into the tailoring business for himself, 
and sincei that time has, by unfailing courtesy, fair dealings, and exact- 
ness as to detail, built up a clientage surpassed by few like establish- 
ments in the South. 

Mr. Hinton was married to Miss Bessie Seawell, of this city, in 1890. 
They have two daughters; Mrs. John D. Coo])er, Jr., of Henderson, 
North Carolina, and Mrs. Thad S. Page, of Washington, D. C, and 
three sons; Richard, Jack and Andrew Hinton. 

Although his business is one that requires close attention and necessi- 
tates his spending much time indoors, Mr. Hinton is greatly interested 
in all forms of outdoor sports, especially baseball and football. He 
is also a devotee of wrestling and is a frequent attendant at contests of 
that character. However he ])Uts tailoring above all else, and is never 
so happy as when quoting Shakesj)eare on the necessity of being well 


-and Bill Shakespeare was right 




A DKscKXDANT OF firc-figlitcrs Oil botli tile iiaternal and maternal side 
of his family, there is little wonder that Charles I). Farmer deeided to 
become a fireman almost as soon as he was able to distinguish the sound 
of a fire alarm. He realized his ambition in 1904 when he became a 
volunteer in I he IJaleigli Hook and Ladder Company. One year later 
he joined the Capital Hose ( 'nni|iany, of which organization he remained 
a member until becoming an official of the Fire Dejiarfment. In 1907 
he was Captain of tlie Capiliil Hose Company's racing team, which won 
the first prize at the Firemen'.s Tournament at Wilmington. In 1912 
he was elected to serve as Assistant Chief, and later in the same year, 
when the paid Fire Department was organized, he was elected Assistant 
Chief. In August, 1914, he was made Chief of the department. 

Chief Farmer was born in Raleigh, February 13, 1882, the son of 
John Thomas and Eachae] Ann (Keuster) Farmer. His father was for 
many years a member of the Rescue Steamer Company, while his grand- 
father, Charles Keuster, saw service with the Raleigh Hook and Ladder 
Company 50 years ago. With this fire fighting heritage and an experi- 
ence of 12 years in every position of the Raleigh Fire Department, the 
present Chief is every inch a fireman. He is attentive to duty, alert to 
the possibilities of his department and strict in the enforcement of 
discipline among its members. 

Chief Farmer is at the head of the best equipped fire deiiartment 
in the State, and one that compares favorably with that of any city 
in the country according to population. The de]iMrtiiiciit numbers 2S 
men and has four motor-driven trucks. 

During his regime there have been only two coiifiagrations of conse- 
quence in this city. In each the flames were aided by a strong wind 
and it was only by valiant work on the part of the fire department 
that the flames were cheeked before many other buildings were destroyed. 

The Raleigh Fire Department works not only in the interest of fire 
protection but also fire prevention, there being a rigid inspection of the 
fire district of the city every 30 days. A member of the department is 
on night duty in every hotel in order that the patrons may have the 
very best protection. 

Chief Farmer was married in August, 1905, to Miss Ada Virginia 
Wrenn of Goldsboro. They have one daughter. Miss Louise Elizabeth 

Chief Farmer is a member of the J. 0. U. A. M., and the B. P. O. 
Elks. In addition to his love of fire fighting he is very much interested 
in baseball and in fact all outdoor sports. However, nothing enthuses 
him as does the heritage that has made him above all else a fireman. 


A fighter of fires — a modest man 



Pko.mIiXext ajioxg the young business men i)f lialeigh is one who 
came here at the age of three years and has since been proud to ehiini 
the Capital City as his home. Thomas Otho Leavister was born Septem- 
ber 16, 1884, at Franklinton, Xorth Carolina. He attended the public 
schools of Raleigh before deciding to take up pharmacy as a profession, 
his first experience in that business being at Louisburg. He also served 
in the drug business in Kaleigh and Greensboro before being licensed 
to practice by the North Carolina State Board of Pharmacy in 1!)0.'). 
Following that he was engaged in llic drug business at Pinehurst, Xorth 
Carolina, for one year. During the next four years Mr. Leavister 
was connected with John Wyctli and Brother, pharmacuetical chemists, 
of Philadelphia, as a traveling representative. With this firm, wliidi 
has a national reputation, he covered the State of North Carolina and 
the western part of Pennsylvania. 

In 1910 Mr. Leavister retired from the road and opened Leavisicr's 
Drug Store on Xorlh Person street, where he remained in business 
four years. In .hdy. 1014, lie purcha.sed the Cajiitol Drug Store, on the 
corner of Salisbury and Ilillsboro streets, from the late Pohert Simjjson. 
its founder. In this location, which had been a ])harmacy for many 
years, Mr. Leavister, by business-like methods and unfailing courtesy, 
has established an up-to-date and profitable business. Thoroughly 
versed in his profession both he and liis store have the confidence of 
the people of Raleigh. 

As a sequel to his year's stay at Pinehurst, Mr. Leavister was mar- 
ried in April, 1900, to Miss Caroline Damond, of New Hampshire, whom 
lie met during his stay at Nortli Carolina's famous winter resort. They 
have three children: Miss Ruth Elizabeth, Thomas Arthur and Percy 

While at Pinehurst Mr. Leavister became a golf enthusiast, and while 
business cares have prevented liiin devoting mucli time to that sport for 
several years he nevertheless still takes great interest in the pastime. 

Mr. Leavister is very fond of making trips to northern points an<l 
several times ea(di year visits some of the larger cities in quest of new 
ideas in the drug business. He takes especial interest in the annual 
meetings of the National Druggists Association in Madison Scpnirc 
Garden, New York City. Thoroughly progressive and up-to-date in 
his ideas he finds great pleasure in association with men of national 
prominence in the drug trade and retunis from those gatherings with 
renewed confidence in the future of the jiliannaceutical business and 
its kindred lines. 

Since his boyhood days Mr. Leavister has been a strong booster for 
Raleigh, with great faith in this city's commercial, industrial and civic 
advantages. He is a member of tlie Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and 
is ever among those whose watchword is "A Bigger, Busier, Better 


Jovial fellow — hearty friend 



In an age wlien youth is bcfomiiig :i uiosi iiii|i<)i-taiit factoi- In ibo 
development of the nation, J. Melville Broughton, Jr., is a striking 
example of a man who has come into his own upon the very threshold of 
life. At the age of twenty-seven he has by sheer ability and force of 
character risen to a heiglit of ])romineuce in Nortli Carolina that ])re- 
dicts for him a brilliant career in years to eonie. 

Mr. Broughton i.s Chairman of the Wake County Democratic Execu- 
tive Committee, a signal honor to be conferred upon one so young, but 
fitting in that it is a just reward for the enthusiastic efforts he has made 
in the party's cause. 

In addition to the honor of being the youngest Sunday School Sujier- 
intendent in the State, Mr. Broughton, who presides over the Sunday 
School of the Baptist Tabernacle Church, is proud of the fact that it 
is the largest in North Carolina and the .second largest in the South. 
He is the North Carolina member of tlie International Sunday School 
Executive Committee and is a member of tiie Board of Directors of the 
Y. M. C. A. He is a Mason and a member of the J. O. U. A. M. 

Joseph Melville Broughton, Jr., was born in Raleigh November 17, 
1888, the son of J. M. and Mrs. Sallie Harris Broughton. He attended 
the public schools of Raleigh, the Raleigh Male Academy and Wake 
Forest College, from which he graduated in 1910, having had tht; 
honor of being Editor of the Wake Forest Student, the college paper. He 
displayed athletic prowess on the gridiron, being a member of the foot- 
l)all team. 

After his graduation Mr. Broughton became princii)al of the Bunn 
High School, where he remained two years. During the spring and sum- 
mer of 1912 he was a member of the staff of the Wiiinton-Sulein Journn}, 
and during that time served as the Secretary of tiie Forsyth County 
Democratic Executive Committee. Although he had already secured 
license to practice law in North Carolina, he decided to enter Harvard 
University, where he took a special cour.«e in legal ])ractices. 

In 1913 he became connected with the Wake Coiuity Dejiartment of 
Education, and served as Acting Superintendent of Schools for one 
year. In 1914 he took uj) the active ])ractice of law and has already 
made a name for himself in the legal profession. 

Mr. Broughton's principal avocations are hunting and fishing. He 
is very fond of both these sports and enjoys them at every opportunity. 

As a citizen, a lawyer and a man, J. Melville Broughton, Jr., is char- 
acterized by his high ideals, steadfastness of purpose and deep religious 
convictions, which stamp him one of North Carolina's most brilliant 
young men. 


A friend of justice, an enemy of corruption 



RoBKKT Mavxk Ai,iii!i<iirr. MMiKigcr of the Xortli (';\i'oliii;i Deimirragc 
Bureau, was born A])ril 29, lf<69, at (xrcensboro, Xortli Carolina. His 
father R. PI. .Vlbriglit was one of the first editors of the (irccnxbord 
I'litriot. he and his brother being owners of that j)eriodical in the 60s. 

Young Albright early in life asjiired to be a telegraph operator, and 
when still a youth learned telcgra])hy with the Western Union, while 
working as a messenger boy. He later went into railroad work and held 
many positions with the Southern Railway, including that nf Train 
Dispatehcr, Office Manager and 'I' rain Master's Assistant. hi Ii)OI 
he retired from railroad work to engage in the brokerage business in 
Greensboro. .\ year and a iialf later he was appointed Manager of the 
North Carulina Demurrage Bureau, following the resignation of his 
brother, P. Iv. Albright, who had been Manager since the bureau was 
created in ISilS and who left to become Assistant General Manager of the 
.\llanlic Coast Line Railroad. The bureau, which during the eighteen 
years of its existence has been in charge of tlie two Albrights, was created 
by the ditferent railroads doing business in this State, to supervise the 
promjjt handling of freight at all railroad stations throughout North 
Carolina and to exi)edite the release of cars and freight by consignees. 
A daily report is made by evevy railroad agent in the State, thereby 
enabling the bureati to either com]Hd the prompt release of cars after 
tx-ing unloaded, or to the proper demurrage charge. Under 
Manager .Mbright's direction, the imrcau (hics an immense amomit of 
woi'k, and is invaluable in its services, not only to the railroad conqianies, 
but also 10 sliip])ers who depend on the prompt of cars to secure 
rolling stock for their own shipments. 

After having seen thirty-two years con.secutive service with liie Third 
North Carolina Regiment, of the National Guard, in which he held all 
ranks from private to Lieutenant-Colonel, Col. Albright retired from 
military life in 1914. He was at one time connected with the Third 
Regiment Band, and was for a yeai' Musical Director of that organiza- 
tion. He has alway.i been enthusiastic in military matters, and it was 
only on account of stress of business connected with the Demurrage 
Bureau that he resigned as a National Guardsman. 

Col. Albright has been a mendier of the Indejiendenl Order of Odd 
Fellows and of the Knights of Pythias for twenty-five years, and tlic 
Masonic Order, the Mystic Shrine and the B. P. O. Elks for fifteen 
years. He is a Past Exalted Ruler of the Raleigh Lodge of Elks, an 
ex-President of the Capital Club and at present a member of the Board 
of Governors of the Raleigh Country Club. Ever progressive and up-to- 
date Col. Albright has been a leading factor in many movements for the 
betterment of the civic, commercial and social life of the (^apital City. 
His jovial good nature cou])led with extreme tact and all-round good 
fellowship has endeared him to a host of friends. 

Col. Albright was married in 190."), to Miss Ninna Brown, of Greens- 
boro. They have two children : Miss Phyllis and Robert Mayne Al- 
bright, Jr. 


Good friend, good citizen and good fellow 



Notable\« thk sons of the "Old Xorth State" who in the past 
quarter of a century have, through their ability and energy, placed 
Xorth Carolina in the forefront of material progress is William Holt 
Williamson, a native of Alamance county, but for the past twenty-four 
years a conspicuous figure in the industrial, religious and social life 
of the Capital City. Born at Locust Grove, Februarj' 4, 1867, the son 
of James X. and Mary E. (Holt) Williamson, he early learned the 
lesson of self-reliance, a quality which lias been a marked characteristic 
of his life. 

The son of one of the most ])rogressive cotton manufacturers of his 
day, he early in life cliose the business of his father as his own life-work. 
After attending preparatory schools at Graham and High Point he 
entered Davidson College, at Davidson, Xorth Carolina, before he 
attained his sixteenth birthday. In 1884 lie entered the offices of the 
Ossipee Cotton Mills, in Alamance county, where his diligence was re- 
warded four years later when he was given an interest in the business. 

In 1892 Mr. Williamson built the Pilot Cotton Mills, of Raleigh, which 
started operations in March, 1893, under the name of Jas. X. and W. H. 
Williamson. In 1907 the business was incorjiorated under the name 
of the Pilot Cotton Mills Company, with Mr. Williamson as President 
and Treasurer. The principal product of the mill is the well known 
Pilot brands of chainbrays for work shirts and dresses. Other 
fabrics are made for export to the Philippines, South America and the 
West Indies. The mill has made an excellent record for working time, 
having an average of about 300 working days every year since it was 
started. Mr. Williamson is also interested in the Harriet Cotton Mills, 
of Henderson, of which he is a Director, and of the Jas. X. Williamson 
& Sous Company, operating the Ossi])ee and tlie Hojicdalc Cotton ilills 
of Burlington, of which he is Vice-President. 

Mr. Williamson is a member of Christ Church, in which he has been 
a vestrjanan for many years. He has served as a Director of the 
Raleigh Y. M. C. A., and was a large contributor to the building fund. 
He is a member of the local Chamber of Commerce, and is prominent in 
all matters pertaining to the industrial, religious and educational life 
of Raleigh. He has since his collvgc days been a member of the Alpha 
Tau Omega Fraternitj-. 

The Raleigh Country Cluh when first opened had as its President Mr. 
Williamson, who was in charge of the construction of the club grounds 
and who more than any other one man is resjionsible for tlieir attrac- 
tiveness. He is a member of the J. O. U. A. M., being affiliated with 
the lodge of his employees at Pilot Mills, ample evidence of his democra- 
tic spirit. 

Mr. Williamson has a beautiful winter home at De Land, Florida, 
where he spends several montlis each year, enjoying golf, motoring and 
quail shooting. He was married December 7, 1897 to Miss Sadie 
Saunders Tucker, daughter of the late Major and Mrs. Rufus S. Tucker, 
of this city. They have two children : William Holt, Jr., and Sarah 


Best friend of the people who work for him 



In every movejie.xt for tlu' bciieniuMit of Kalcigh's inmiic'ipal affairs, . 
its eonunereial and industrial success, and its intellectual and religious 
upbuilding there lias been no more prominent figure in the past twenty 
years than W. A. Cooper. As citizen, merchant and city official *lie has 
at all times been interested in every proposition having for its object 
a bigger and better Raleigh. During the four terms he served as a 
member of the Board of Aldermen he was untiring in his endeavors in 
behalf of the city. As Chairman of the Street Committee, lie was in a 
great measure responsible for the paving with asphalt of the principal 
streets and for the installation of modern street cleaning machinery. 

William Alexander Cooper was born at Clemmonsville, Forsyth 
county, May 28th, 1S6S. After attending the public schools of Clemmons- 
ville he went to Winston and entered the marble and granite business as 
an apprentice, where he became an expert workman and finally attained a 
partnership. In 1.S!I4 he came to Raleigh and, with his brothers, T. K. 
and G. W. Cooper, purchased the Raleigh Marble Works. For twenty 
years they have conducted with great success one of the most complete 
and extensive monumental works in the South. Several years ago the 
firm's yards were moved to their present location on West Martin 
street. Here they have an equipment of the most modern machinery for 
cutting, carving, polishing and lettering marble and granite. 

Mr. Cooper was married December 24th, 1890, to Miss Lula Joyce, 
of Rockingham county, X. C. They have four daughters, Mrs. L. M. 
(Nina) Phelps and Misses Lula, Cariie and Joyce, and two sons, William 
A., Jr., and Thomas Dabney. 

As a member of the Rayjtist Tabernacle, Air. Cooper has been identi- 
fied with every movement for s))irtual advancement advocated in this 
city. He was one of the leaders in the work of rebuilding and enlarging 
the Tabernacle Church, which has made that edifice one of the most 
commodious church buildings in the State. 

A member of the Board of Ti'ustees of Rex Hosiiital, he was in a large 
measure responsible for the splendid hosj)ital buildings erected several 
years ago, and also performed special service during the construction of 
the Y. M. C. A., being a member of the building committee. He is a 
Mason of prominence and a Knight Tem])lar, and a member of the J. 
O. U. A. M., of which order he is the State Councilor. He is a member 
of the Baptist Mission Board, the Board of Charities, the Law and 
Order League. 

Orphanage work is almost an obsession with him and he has done as 
much to further its interests as any man in the State. He takes special 
pride in the Baptist Orphanage at Thomasville, where he instituted, 
a number of years ago, a field day. This occasion is called "Cooper's 
Carnival," and is a feature of the annual meeting. 


A friend to the boys and girls 



lu UK TKi siKt: OF ii luillioii dollar estate al 1 weiity-eight year.-; of 
age is ail honor accorded to but few young men. But more important 
than the honor conveyed is the sterling character of Oary K. Durfey, 
who in an eight years business association with Mrs. Florence P. Tucker, 
rose from collector to a trusted assistant, and wdiose honesty, ability and 
energy was so marked as to cause her to name him as one of two execu- 
tors and trustees of her estate at her death. A few months after her 
death the other trustee died leaving Mr. Durfey in complete charge. In 
the seven years which have since i)asscd he has ably justified the con- 
fidence reposed in him, lia\ing handled the estate with such Imsiness 
foresight as to greatly enhance its value each year. 

Cary Kennedy Durfey was born at Wilmington, Xorth Carolina. 
December 28th, 1882. lie s])ent most of his early boyhood al Wilson, 
where he attended the public school. He moved to Raleigh when he 
was sixteen years of age and accepted a position as clerk, where he 
worked until January, 1902, when he accepted a position with Mrs. 
Tucker as collector. Absolutely trustworthy, capable and courteous, he 
steadily grew in her confidence until several years before her death 
he virtually managed the estate, which includes a variety of business 
interests from farm land to an office building. 

In addition to his trusteeshi]) he is President of tlie Capital Insurance 
and Realty Company, President of the Highland Farm Company, Secre- 
tary and Treasurer of the Central Building Company, and is a Director 
in the Raleigh Banking and Trust Company, the Raleigh Building and 
Loan .Association and tlie Atlantic Fire Insurance Company. 

Always a young man of deep religious conviction.s, Mr. Durfey is a 
Deacon in the First Presbyterian Church and is very much interested 
in Sunday School work. He is an enthusiastic Young Men's Christian 
Association worker and is Treasurer of the Raleigh Association. He is 
a member of the Masonic Order and is prominent in the activities of 
the Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club. While unostenta- 
tious in his dealings he is one of the most inflneutial young business men 
in the city. He has been associated with many financial propositions 
that would have taxed the ability of much older men, and has met every 
business obstacle with the same clear-headed judgment and foresight 
which were responsible for tlie trust reposed in him when he was a mere 
youth. His success is the natural result of a combination of con- 
.scientious industry and integrity. While other boys enjoyed what is 
called superior advantages, and were spending their time in idle pleas- 
ures, he was building a character foundation for his present position of 
prominence in the business life of Raleigh. 

Mr. Durfey was married April, 1914, to Miss Margaret W. Allen, 
daughter of Mrs, T. W. Allen, of this city. They have a daughter. Miss 
Frances Alston Durfey. 


His desk his recreation — liis work his hobby 



On the seco.M) dav of tlic second nioiilh of 1873, there was boni at. 
Henderson, N. C, to Alexander H. and Julia M. (Johnston) Andrews, 
liis wife, a second son who was named for his father, Alexander Boyd 
Andrews, Jr. Before he was a year old, his jiarents removed to this 
city, since which time practii-aily all of his life has been s|)ent in Raleigh, 
which now acclaims him as one of its citizens. 

After attending the Italeigh Male Academy, conducted by Fray iV 
Morson, and later by Morson tV Denson, he entered the University of 
N^orth Carolina, from which he was graduated in 1893. Later he studied 
law at that same institution and was licensed to practice September, 
Ls;)4. since which time he has devoted hini.self to general practice. In 
February, 191(5, he was admitted to the bar of United States Supreme 
Cotirt. .\ large part of liis business has been office practice, which 
required careful and painstaking accuracy and investigation of details, 
which has marked his career as a lawyer. 

While a Democrat and interested in the welfare of his party, Mr. An- 
drews has never aspired to ]uiblic office, other than being a member of the 
Board of Aldermen from 1900 to 1904, during which time he served one 
year as Mayor pni tcm and was for three years head of the Finance 

Outside of his profession he lias been pi-()l)al)ly more interested in Free 
Masonry than anything else, as a diversion, being a member of Wm. G. 
Hill Lodge No. 218, and is, at ])resent, Grand Master of the Grand 
Lodge of North Carolina, with its 440 lodges and 25,000 members. In 
1906 he was appointed as one of the two local members of the Masonic 
Temple Committee, which erected the seven story Masonic Temple, 
Raleigh's first skyscrajier, which was completed in August. 190S. In 
1906 he was (irand Commander of the Knights Temi)lar. and from 
1913 to 1916 was Captain of the (Juard of the Grand Encami)ment, tlie 
governing body of the 225,000 Knights Templar of tlie ITnited Stales. 
He was chosen as first Potentate of Sudan Teni])le of the Mystic Shrine 
at New Bei'n, when organized in .July last. 

A sidelight on his professional cai'eer, and his fondness for ascer- 
taining facts, instead of generalities in reaching conclusions that he 
makes, is shown l)V liis membershi)) in a luunber of well known societies, 
tiie State Literai-y and Ilisiorical Society, Society of the Sons of the 
Revolution, Virginia Historical Society (life member), Sotith Carolina 
Historical Society, National Municipal League and American Academy 
of Political and Social Sciences, lie is a member of the American Bar 
Association and North (^arolina Bar .Association and Sigma .\l]iha E])si- 
lon College Fraternity. Locally a member of the Capital Club and the 
Raleigh Country Cltd). A Director in the Masonic Temple Construc- 
tion Company and Atlantic Fire Insniance Company. 

On November 5, ItlOS, at Christ Chnrcii, Mediji, Pa., be was married 
to Miss Helen M. Siiarples, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. 
Sharpies, of Pliiladel])hi;i. He is an E])isco]>alian. 


A busy man — with always enough leisure to smile 



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